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Former Police Chief Frank Kitzerow is now Jupiter's interim town manager

'This is a man that we need,' resident says
Posted at 10:27 PM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 10:09:19-05

JUPITER, Fla. — A familiar face is back in Jupiter. Former Police Chief Frank Kitzerow, who left nearly three years ago to be the Palm Beach County school police chief, is now the interim town manager.

"This is a man that we need," one resident said. "You all agreed on it. You all voted on it."

Councilman Ron Delaney did express concerns about Kitzerow being able to apply for the permanent position.

"I was under the assumption that whoever was going to be the interim town manager is not eligible for the permanent position," he said.

In the end, the council approved Kitzerow as interim town manager on a temporary contract.

When it comes to the search for a permanent town manager, Mayor Todd Wodraska said the council is looking for three proposals from search firms to start the search.

"We're trying to get things moving along, understanding that we're doing this part of the process during the holiday season," he said. "But, hopefully, by the next meeting, we'll be able to have the three proposals in hand and start that long process."

The next meeting is in two weeks. Wodraska said the entire process from start to finish should take eight to 12 months.