COVID19 - What’s Up Jup?
It may seem like the world has come to a stand-still, but here at the Town, we’re still serving our community in a number of ways. The Finance Department is undergoing some transition, so we thought we’d take a moment to share those changes:
- After 12 years serving the Town as Director of Finance, Mike Villella will be transitioning to a new role with the Town. Gradually over the coming weeks, he will move to the position of part-time CFO for the Town of Jupiter, overseeing the strategic financial investments and policies of the Town. This change took place over an 18-month period of planned transition, and it is now appropriate for Mike to transition into semi-retirement.
- In his new role, Mike will be responsible for overseeing Town investments and debt financing, managing large capital construction projects such as the new Police Department and Data Center, managing the Police Pension Fund, overseeing the Open Space and Land Acquisition program, and managing the Town’s annual audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
- Residents and businesses can be proud of the financial position the Town has achieved during Mike’s tenure, which includes over $500 million in assets with over $150 million in investments. As a result of sound fiscal management, the Town has earned a AAA credit rating and works to minimize the amount of debt required to maintain the quality of the community.
- Daily operations for the Finance Department will be managed by Scott Reynolds, the Town’s Budget Manager. Scott has been with the Town for 8 years managing all aspects of the budget from planning to preparing for adoption, to day-to-day management. In this role Scott will oversee Finance functions such as payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and grant fund management. Members of the Finance Department team will report directly to Scott.
Please join us in wishing both Mike and Scott well in the transitions to their new roles.
While the lobbies at Town Hall and the Police Department have re-opened for in-person business, residents and customers are encouraged to access services online or by phone (just use our staff directory or call the front desk at 561-746-5134). In-person business should be limited to critical interactions only. As we continue to transition and re-open the community, follow us on social media, subscribe to our emails, and visit our coronavirus website for more service updates and announcements.
Sound Financial Management for a Stronger Tomorrow
We are dedicated to providing courteous, professional, quality information and service to all Town departments and to the general public. We will provide professional management of the Town's financial resources through development of prudent fiscal policies and practices that conform to legal requirements and accepted government financial management principle.