Village Manager

About the Office of the Village Manager

The Village Manager is a charter officer and is selected and confirmed by a majority vote of the Village Council. The Manager is accountable to the Council and is responsible for carrying out policies adopted by the Council. The Village Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Village. In this capacity, the Village Manager is responsible for all Village personnel and the oversight of the operations of Village departments, including Community and Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Parks and Recreation, and the Policing Unit.

Village Manager Edward Silva

Mr. Edward Silva was appointed Village Manager on June 1, 2015, following a unanimous vote by the Palmetto Bay Village Council.

Mr. Silva was initially hired by the Village in 2007 to serve as the Director of Building and Capital Projects. In that position, he was responsible for the planning and management of all municipal construction projects, including our Platinum LEED-Certified Municipal Center.  He also served as the Building Official, overseeing all aspects of the building and permitting process.  During his tenure as a department director, Mr. Silva restructured the department to increase efficiency, lowered fees, significantly increased employee performance, and made customer service a priority.  His expertise in the construction industry ensured that projects were completed on time and within budget.  Prior to working for Palmetto Bay, Mr. Silva worked in the Village of Pinecrest’s Building Department.  Mr. Silva is a registered architect and owner of a successful architectural firm.

As Village Manager, Mr. Silva is the chief administrative officer for the Village.  In this capacity, he oversees and manages all village personnel and departmental operations, including Community & Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources & Communications, Parks & Recreation, and the Policing Unit.  Mr. Silva is accountable to the Village Council and is responsible for carrying out the policies and directives of the Council.  Since becoming Village Manager, Mr. Silva has decreased overall expenditures while enhancing service delivery, doubled the number of community events, improved park facilities, increased collaboration and partnerships with other cities, led the multi-city effort to convert the express bus service to light rail transit, and increased outreach and communications to the residents of Palmetto Bay.  Mr. Silva is a proud graduate of the University of Miami and has proudly called Palmetto Bay home for over a decade.

Feel free to contact Mr. Silva or Interim Executive Assistant Yvonne Picado, business days 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See related news article in The Miami Herald (June 2, 2015).