St. Pete Beach officially names Alex Rey as manager

ST. PETE BEACH — Alex Rey will become the city’s next city manager on April 1, replacing retiring Wayne Saunders.

Saunders praised the commission’s unanimous vote Tuesday to hire Rey as a “great decision” and called Rey “highly qualified.”

Rey was the top candidate among five finalists considered by the commission last week.

He is the former town manager of Miami Lakes, previously served as Miami Beach building director, holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management and is working on a thesis in industrial engineering.

Rey’s two-year contract includes a $175,000 annual salary, $5,000 in moving expenses, a $550 monthly car allowance, a cell phone, and benefits including family health insurance, and a retirement contribution equal to 15 percent of his salary.

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