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Meet the Team 


Deirdre M. Jacobs, MPA


In 1990, Deirdre M. Jacobs received a Master of Public Administration Degree from the Florida State University and prior to then, attained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Florida A&M University in the discipline of Public Management. Since that time, she has served in several capacities among state, county and municipal governmental agencies. 


More specifically, before working with the City of Riviera Beach, Ms. Jacobs provided management level services through employment opportunities with the City of Tallahassee, Palm Beach County, the State of Florida and the City of West Palm Beach. Ms. Jacobs’ public service career path extends 30+ years, and during that time, she has amassed a wealth of professional and credentialed skills in several disciplines inclusive of Financial Management and Budgeting, Planning and Zoning, Housing and Community Development, City Administration and the Mayor’s Office.


With a vision to develop a stellar team that surpasses excellence in its journey to deliver exemplary service and systems to the stakeholders of the City of Riviera Beach, currently, Ms. Jacobs leads the City’s Infrastructure Departments to include Development Services, Public Works and Utility Special District.  Combined, these departments possess approximately 125 employees with budgets in excess of $36 million.   Further, she is also a member of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA).        


Contact Information

City Manager
Jonathan E. Evans
Office Line: (561) 812-6597

Assistant City Manager

Deirdre M. Jacobs 



Assistant to City Manager
Valerie Grimsley, BLS, MACS, CPLC
Office Line: (561) 812-6598


Office Manager
Tanya McCray
Office Line: (561) 812-6597


Executive Assistant
Latosha Phillips
Office Line: (561) 812-6592


Special Events Manager
Aladia Franks-Edwards
Office: (561) 845-3412

Office Location:

1481 W 15th St, 2nd floor, 
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Office Line: (561) 812-6590

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