Two of Miami Beach’s assistant city managers will soon close out their careers at City Hall and follow their superior, City Manager Jorge Gonzalez, out the door.
Hilda Fernandez and Jorge Gomez each confirmed to the SunPost on Wednesday their intentions to leave.
Fernandez’s resignation is effective July 22. She moves to County Hall, where she will once again become executive director of the Homeless Trust, a position she previously held from 1997 to 2003. She replaces the long-serving David Raymond in that post.
Ron Book, the Trust’s chairman, told Dan Ricker’s Watchdog Report shortly before his board convened late last month to choose a successor that he had “an excellent candidate in mind” and that he thought Raymond’s replacement “would be an impressive choice.” Fernandez was unanimously confirmed by the board soon after.
At City Hall, her portfolio included responsibility for intergovernmental affairs; real estate, housing, and community development; tourism and cultural development; parks and recreation; and human resources.
Gomez departs Sept. 30. Having entered the city’s Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) in October 2009, he is required to retire no later than three years from the date he entered it.
He has been responsible for the parking, planning, and building departments; code compliance; and City Hall’s public/private partnerships.
Gomez was a one-time planning director for the city.