Andrew Lukasik, who has been town manager in Jupiter since 2004, is among 28 applicants applying to be village manager in North Palm Beach.
Other applicants include a former North Palm Beach police captain, a former town manager of Loxahatchee Groves, the president of Florida Business Development Corporation, the assistant city manager of Key West and a U.S. Navy chief operations manager in Washington D.C.
Lukasik, 46, declined to comment when contacted by The Palm Beach Post.
Included in Lukasik’s resume are letters of recommendation from Tequesta Mayor Abby Brennan, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Michael Busha and Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Beth Kigel.
The deadline for applications is today at 5 p.m.
North Palm Beach is seeking applicants to replace Village Manager Jim Kelly. The village council agreed Oct. 28 to end Kelly’s contract following complaints from village residents and officials that Kelly was difficult to work with.
Kelly countered he had overseen the development of a master plan, progress at Anchorage Park and helped village residents through Hurricane Matthew.
North Palm Beach is about five square miles and has about 13,000 residents. Jupiter is about 22 square miles and has about 60,000 residents. North Palm Beach’s annual budget is about $18 million; Jupiter’s is about $80 million.
Kelly’s salary was about $140,000. Lukasik earns about $180,000 in Jupiter.
The North Palm Beach Village Council plans to meet Monday to narrow down the list. Interviews will be conducted in January, said village Mayor David Norris.
“The council members will make their recommendations and we will narrow the list to decide on who to invite for interviews,” said Norris.
The other applicants are:
- Scott Adams, U.S. Navy operations manager, Washington, D.C.
- Calvin Anderson, chief audit executive with Internal Audit Business Consulting in Coconut Creek
- Michael Ceci, former city manager, Farrell, Pa.
- Larry Collins, former fire chief, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Greg Dunham, town manager, Kenly, N.C.
- Bob Francis, executive director Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, Dallas, Ore.
- Robert Furey, former North Palm Beach police captain
- Sarah Hannah-Spurlock, assistant city manager, Key West
- Ted Herrle, community manager, Pompano Beach
- D. Sam Hughes, human resources executive, Tri-Cities, Wash.
- Charles Jacien, town manager, Casteleton, Vt.
- Julian Jackson, city manager, Peachtree Corners, Ga.
- George Korthauer, former city manager, Petosky, Mich.
- Mark Kutney, former town manager, Loxahatchee Groves
- Bill Lawrence, former town manger, Warren, Me.
- Kim Longfellow, independent consultant, Miami Beach
- James Mallon, former city administrator, Ocean City, N.J.
- Emmanuel Manos, president and CEO of Florida Business Development Corp.
- Alex Morales, management consultant with Bergen County School Board in Rochelle Park, N.J.
- John Murphy, city manager, Hobbs, N.M.
- Kwasi K. Oberg, chief performance analyst, Chicago
- James Olson, director of financial services/city clerk, Jamestown, N.Y.
- Bill Riccio, director of public services, Newport, R.I.
- Bob Sivick, city manager Willamina, Ore.
- Dennis Sparks, former city manager, Silsbee, Texas
- Jeffrey Thomas, human resources and operations professional, Scottsdale AZ
- Thomas Thomas, city manager, Rock Island, Ill.