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EDodd webEd Dodd
Mayor

(Current Term 2018-2020)

Contact Information:
772-539-2083
edodd@cityofsebastian.org

Ed and his wife, Denise, moved to Sebastian in 2001. After a week-end visit with his brother, they decided this was the place they wanted to spend their retirement. Ed is a Vietnam veteran. He has a BS in Business Management degree from West Virginia State University. He worked in business and technology consulting for over 30 years. Prior to his retirement he was President and CEO of a health insurance technology firm.

Ed started his city involvement as a member of the Code Enforcement Board, serving as chair for two years. He also served on the Charter Review Committee. He has been a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the past six years, serving as the Chair for three years.

Serving on these boards, committees and commissions has given Ed a unique view into the working of the city government, which has provided him a great understanding of the complex rules and regulations facing the city staff as they strive to provide assistance to the community.

In addition to serving on the City Council, Ed is a member of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.

Ed's priorities for the next two years are:

  • Indian River Lagoon cleanup,
  • Review of city codes to eliminate or simplify them where possible,
  • Simplification of the process to open new businesses within the city,
  • Septic to sewer conversion, and
  • Control of city spending.

Ed is always open to citizen input and questions. If you have a question please call.

Charles M. Mauti
Vice MayorMale silhouette

(Current Term 2019-2021)

Contact Information:
772-584-0995
cmauti@cityofsebastian.org

Background Information

Charles has knowledge and experiences in all phases of the construction industry and land development.  He brings over forty-years’ experience in all aspects of the construction industry, including, but not limited to, general residential, commercial and industrial construction.  He has had broad-based management/supervisory responsibilities and duties from the design and cost-estimate for new construction, retrofit and restoration
to the full complement of responsibilities of a Municipal-Code Building-Zoning Official.  Further, he has provided cost analyses estimations, review for construction value for new construction and retro fit/re-construction modifications of existing structures.  His experiences also include review of architectural plans and structural specifications, and contract administration for code compliance, as well as the interpretation of zoning ordinances for permitted and compliant uses for application to a zoning board of review for special use permits and other alternative zoning considerations.  These aspects of his professional career have been on-going for over 30 years.

He can work from a collaborative base to advise, develop and support goal-oriented growth and development, as well as to act as a resource for construction and/or code compliance issues.  Charles is able to advocate for both the individual and the community with respect to highest-best use, solving problems, finding collaborative solutions, and mitigating errors and damages.

He has been called as a consult and advisor by several law firms and by private individuals to assist in their cases involving property loss, personal injury, construction/building code compliance, construction deficit litigation, and structural and component failures.  

Charles is knowledgeable about all phases of construction and development, as well as land use and comprehensive planning.  Further, he has been integrally involved in the development and maintenance of a residential water system for a small, desert community.  The full complement of his responsibilities included the management of the daily operations of the entire water system including all integral wells and storage tanks.  He also had the supervisory responsibilities for directing the staff in the regular maintenance and implementation of modifications and improvements to the system, as well as all new construction needed for extensions and expansions to the system. 

From a professional perspective, Charles is self-disciplined, goal oriented, knowledgeable, creative and efficient with well-developed skills in problem-solving, strategic planning, leadership, relationship building, needs assessment, and organization 

From a personal perspective, Charles has strong interpersonal skills, effective writing skills and a belief in the value of broad-based, collaborative partnerships focused on shared goals and objectives.
 

Education and Credentials

Education: 
C.W. Post College, Westbury, New York
1968-1970: courses in General Business and Criminal Justice

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
1970-1971: courses in Business Management

Cochise College, Douglas, Arizona
1977-1978: courses in Construction Technology for Commercial/Municipal Water Distribution Systems and Wells,

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1982: International Conference of Building Officials
Plans Examination Training Coursework

University of Rhode Island Continuing Education CEUs
Providence Satellite Campuses, Rhode Island: 1997 – 2007

Continued on-going professional development training seminars and workshops for sustained IRC and IBC training and CEU credits

Independent Study: 
Examination and exploration of selected topics, including building pathology and failures, concrete building pathology, fire safety   

Trade Union: Carpenters’ Local #1093, New York (inactive)

Military Service: U.S. Army, 1964-1967, Honorable Discharge

Certifications Earned and Held:  
Rhode Island State Building Official (inactive)
Building Official Code Administrator (BOCA, inactive)
Electrical Fire Investigation (inactive)
Commercial General Inspector, Tucson Arizona (inactive)
Scuba Diving Certificate (inactive)

Personal Interests, Hobbies and Accomplishments

Charles enjoys, reading (history and biographies are his favorite topics), modifying and restoring “muscle cars”, scuba-diving and fishing.  His favorite challenges are the restoration of period-styled homes, re-creating each one’s unique architectural details, characteristics and beauty, from a Spanish Colonial in Tucson, Arizona to the full restoration and remodel of a Second-Empire, Italianate home (built in 1870) which took about ten (10) years to complete.  It was almost four (4) thousand square feet, having four (4) stories from the back of the house, with three (3) stories from the front of the house.  The third floor was the servants’ quarters. 

He currently is involved in the restoration of a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 to highlight its uniqueness and special characteristics, and he especially enjoys driving his classic 1986 Saab 900 turbo convertible.

Pamela Parris
Council MemberFemale silhouette

(Current Term 2019-2021)

Contact Information:
772-584-2336
pparris@cityofsebastian.org

 Pamela R. Parris was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the youngest of six siblings, daughter of WWII Marine Sergeant and undercover narcotics police offer Joe Parris and mother Marian Parris.

She is the proud mother of daughter Jocelyn Durrant and son Jared Rapp. And has stayed well engaged in her community as a Sebastian citizen since the family arrived in 1987.
Receiving awards for commitment from Junior Achievement to the local Chambers of Commerce. She is a professional Real Estate agent and community advocate.
Active in the support of many local non-profits, and numerous committees.

Pam holds an AA in Business Management and several certificates including child development and marketing. She is past director of business development for the Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce and has worked in marketing and advertising a great part of her career. Instrumental in her political involvement included are campaigns for several city and state officers.

“Sebastian is truly home, and I will extend my loyalty and dedication to the city with the same high standards of public service as I do my business ethic and God and family belief systems,” is her personal job description.

Pam is past Vice President of the Sebastian Property Owners Association where she participated in the home owner’s desires and concerns. She is an environmentalist, concerned in managing city development and preserving the unadulterated and magnificent ecosystem that is the heart of our home, the Indian River Lagoon. Low density building development is a priority as well. This will cooperatively maintain our property values, as many invest their retirement here. She is also a past Sebastian Construction Board member.

It is exciting to have our community better involved in city projects and progress as Sebastian grows.

Her plans are to create and administer more citizens committees and workshops. Create a healthy county relationship. Welcome and support small local business. Update and enforce City regulations. Advance septic to sewer conversion. Partner with environmental groups for input. Regard transparency highly on legislative levels.

web-2012-JimHillJim Hill
Council Member

(current term 2018-2020)

Contact Information:
(772) 217-7603
Email: jhill@cityofsebastian.org

Council Member Hill’s career in local government politics started as a member of the City of Sebastian Charter Review Committee in 1999. He ran for Sebastian City Council in 2000 and was elected to a two year term. Jim ran again in 2002 and was re-elected to another two year term, serving as Vice Mayor from 2002 to 2003. He did not seek re-election in 2004 but rather decided to seek a seat on the Indian River County Commission, and though unsuccessful, it demonstrated his growing aspiration for public service.

Jim once again ran for Sebastian City Council in 2008 and was elected to a two year term and then was re-elected in 2010. He served as Vice Mayor from 2008 to 2010 and was the Mayor of the City of Sebastian from 2010 - 2011.

During his time on Sebastian City Council, Council Member Hill has served as a member of the Indian River County Elected Officials Oversight Committee for School Concurrency, Indian River County Tourist Development Council, Indian River County Beach and Shores Preservation Committee, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, and Metropolitan Planning Organization and meets with the members of the other Indian River County municipalities on a regular basis on issues affecting all of them.

He is the owner of Innovative Drain Technologies, serving the golf industry throughout the southeastern United States.

He loves his home town, the City of Sebastian, and keeps a positive slant in his duties as a Council Member. He is often heard describing his love of the place by calling it “fantastic” and expressing his hope for its future and the futures of its children

772-224-5246

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