By Jim Melican, President Emeritus and GSAC Board Member 
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The Naples City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday evening to offer the City Manager position to Jay Boodheshwar, presently the Deputy Town Manager of Palm Beach. The position has been open since last May. Since then it has been filled on an interim basis, first by then Deputy City Manager Dana Souza and currently by Fire-Rescue Chief Pete DiMaria.

Mr. Boodheshwar’s resume as follows:
Jay Boodheshwar currently serves the Town of Palm Beach, Florida, as the Deputy Town Manager. Before beginning his service to Palm Beach in 2006, Mr. Boodheshwar served in various leadership roles for the City of Massillon, Ohio, the City of East Chicago, Indiana, the City of Bloomington, Indiana, and the Town of Munster, Indiana.

Mr. Boodheshwar grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from Bowling Green State University. He also began his graduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, and finished at Florida Atlantic University with a master’s degree in Public Administration.

He is an active member of the International City Management Association, the Florida City and County Management Association, and the Palm Beach County City Management Association, which he recently served as President. Mr. Boodheshwar currently resides with his wife of 27 years (and college sweetheart), Anne, in West Palm Beach, Florida.