Mr. Steers came to Port Chester in 2009 as Code Enforcement Director. Since that time he has served the community in multiple capacities as Code Enforcement Director, Building Inspector, Assistant Village Manager, and acting Village Manager. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University; a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies & Sociology from the University of Miami, and is currently seeking second Master’s in Disaster and Emergency Management at Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Steers also has multiple certifications including NYS certification as a Code Enforcement Official, national certifications from FEMA, and a national certification as a Floodplain Manager.
As Village Manager Mr. Steers brings over twenty-two (22) years of public sector experience to the Village. Over his career he has professionally served multiple communities in two states including: serving St. Lucie County, Florida as Assistant County Administrator; and two prominent emerging South Florida cities; serving as Assistant City Manager for the City of Miami Gardens, and Code Enforcement and Licensing Director for the City of Sunny Isles Beach: as well as working for Miami Dade County as a Neighborhood Compliance Supervisor and Animal Control Investigator. ~He ~has had the opportunity to be directly responsible for the creation and/or management of several different municipal departments including: Growth Management, Economic Development and Tourism, Community Services, Public Safety, St. Lucie International Airport (general aviation), Solid Waste, Utilities, Veteran’s Affairs, Public Safety ~(including St. Lucie County’s regional EOC), Information & Technology, Building, Planning, Zoning, Code Enforcement, Community Development, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation.
Mr. Steers and his family emigrated from Jamaica to New York in 1971and later became a naturalized citizen He is proud to have his children Sofia, Krystal, and Emilio be born American Citizens. Mr. Steers is lovingly supported in his role as Village Manager by his wife Maria-Fe Steers (over 26 years together and going strong). Mr. Steers grew up in Brooklyn and Queens and later moved to Florida. When the opportunity arose to come back to New York to serve this community~he rose to the occasion.