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City Manager Bill Horne

BillHorne_new-sBill Horne was appointed by the City Council to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the city with responsibility for all departments except the City Attorney's Office. He is one of only two employees who reports directly to the Council. He is directly responsible for 1685 employees and accountable for the annual operating and capital budget of $385 million.

With a wealth of management experience in dynamic and fast paced environments, Bill came to Clearwater in 1998 as the General Support Services Administrator. Prior to that, he served as a Colonel in the United States Air Force. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Tulsa, a Masters in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, and a Masters in Political Science from Auburn University.

In September 2005, Bill was designated a Credentialed Manager by the International City County Manager Association (ICMA).

Deputy City Manager Jill Silverboard

Jill Silverboard was selected in December 2007 to serve as Assistant City Manager and has oversight of the City’s primary operations departments. Silverboard, who has more than 20 years experience in local government administration, served as City Manager of Madeira Beach, Fla. prior to coming to Clearwater. Silverboard has also served as City Manager in Destin, Fla. for a year and Deputy City Manager for four years. Prior to Destin, Silverboard promoted to various positions, including Deputy City Manager, during her eight years at the City of Hallandale Beach.

Silverboard earned a Masters of Public Affairs from Western Carolina University and a Bachelor of Arts from Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina. She is a member of the International City Management Association and is an ICMA Credentialed Manager. She is also a member of the Florida City and County Management Association, American Institute of Certified Planners and American Planning Association.