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Teresa has worked in the local construction industry for over twenty five years, most recently as the Office Manager for Wissel Construction. A native Floridian born and raised in Fort Pierce, her great-grandparents were among the early settlers on John's Island. She and her husband Richard are the proud parents of two Florida Gators, Tim and Richard, Jr.
From October 2016, the Town has a contract with M.T. Causley, LLC. for building official services. The company, a subsidiary of SAFEbuilt, has provided Mr. Danny Hawkins to complete inspections and review permit applications for the Town. He works out of the Town's administration building on Thursday mornings.
Cherry was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States, and Vero Beach specifically, in 2007 having in that same year completed a Masters Degree with Distinction at the University of Dundee in Scotland. After working in a corporate senior management position, she joined the Town administration for Orchid in December 2015. Naturalized as a U.S. citizen in January 2013, she has become a real Florida girl in love with the Atlantic coastline from the opposite side of the ocean. Travel is a personal passion and in her free time she is a visual artist, who appreciates the rich cultural and arts heritage of the Indian River communities.
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Noah Powers joined the Town Administration in December 2015 and brought with him extensive experience in the financial, administrative and operational functions of both large and small government organizations. He served in roles of Assistant Superintendent in several Florida school districts, Assistant Secretary for Administration with the Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice, and Director of Student Financial Assistance in the Florida Dept. of Education. In addition, Noah enjoyed working on the Vero Beach Finance Commission and the Indian River Chamber of Commerce short-term task force pertaining to uses for city owned properties. Experience has taught him that quality outcomes result from planning, a collaborative spirit, and accountability.
Phil is a life long resident of Vero Beach. His family is one of the pioneer families of the area, moving here around 1903. His great uncle, B.T. Redstone, was the first Mayor of Vero Beach in 1925. Phil graduated from Vero Beach High School and holds three college degrees. He graduated from Indian River Community College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, from Barry University with a Bachelor of Professional Studies/Human Resource Management, and from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Masters Degree in Business Management. Phil started his 29 year law enforcement career with the Indian River Sheriff's Office and then accepted the Chief of Police position at Royal Palm Beach, retiring in 1999. Phil accepted the position of Chief of Police with the Town of Orchid on February 6, 2005.
Mr. Warren Dill has extensive local government law experience. Since graduating from law school in 1972, Mr. Dill has continuously been involved in the area of governmental law. In 1990, he was appointed as special counsel by the City of Fellsmere to assist them in obtaining a loan/grant from the Farmers Home Administration, for the construction of a water system. In 1992, he was appointed City Attorney, a position he still holds today. Mr. Dill's practice has always been based on providing professional service in a timely manner.
The Town Administration staff consists of two full time charter officers, the Town Manager and the Town Clerk, appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Council. The duties of the charter officers are fully described in the Town Charter, available online as part of the Town of Orchid Ordinances. Also part of the Town Hall staff are a part-time Police Chief and a part-time Building Clerk. In addition, the Town works with, under contract, a Town Attorney and a Town Building Official.. To contact any member of the Town Administration, see the Contact Us page; for biographical information, please see below.