Edward “Eddy” Pidermann, a long-time resident of the Town of Miami Lakes, was appointed to the position of Town Manager on February 2nd, 2019.

Pidermann was born and raised in South Florida and is the son of Cuban immigrants. He began his 30-year professional career with the City of Miami Fire-Rescue Department in 1985, retiring in March 2016. During his time with the City of Miami, he held the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic, Driver-Engineer, Fire Lieutenant, Public Information Officer, citywide Emergency Management Coordinator, Fire Captain, Training Coordinator, Chief Fire Officer, Chief of EMS, District Chief, Battalion Chief, Assistant Fire Chief overseeing Communications and finally Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, where he oversaw the Divisions of Emergency Response, Training, Fire Prevention and Communications.

In 1992, following Hurricane Andrew, Pidermann served on the City of Miami Hurricane Andrew Recovery Task Force. He also served as President of the Miami Association of Fire Fighters – I.A.F.F. – Local 587 from 2001-2006.  Mr. Pidermann received Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Credentialing by the Center for Public Safety Excellence in 2018.

“I am humbled by the confidence that the Council showed in me, and I am looking forward to working with the Town resident’s and Council to continue moving “our” Town in the right direction,” said Pidermann.

“Mr. Ed Pidermann becomes the first manager in Miami Lakes’ history to live in our Town, said Mayor Manny Cid. “All three charter members are currently Miami Lakers: Manager, Attorney, and Clerk. Let us all come together and wish him well as his success is tied to our Town’s success,” he concluded.

Pidermann holds a Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Associates of Science degrees in both Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Technology. He is also State of Florida certified as a Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer 1 and Live Fire Training Instructor.

Together with his wife Martha (married in 1984), they have resided in the Town of Miami Lakes since 1992. They raised their 3 adult children (Michelle, Eddy Jr, & Jennifer) in Miami Lakes, participated and coached in multiple community activities, like the Optimist sports programs. Pidermann was a member of the initial Town Charter committee in 2000, helping to draft the Town’s first charter. He also served on the Town’s Youth Activities Task Force.


The Town Charter grants the following powers and duties to the Town Manager:

  • Be responsible for the hiring, supervision and removal of all Town employees.
  • Direct and supervise the administration of all departments and offices but not Town boards or agencies, unless so directed by the Council from time to time.
  • Attend Council meetings and have the right to take part in discussion but not the right to vote.
  • Ensure that all laws, provisions of this Charter and acts of the Council, subject to enforcement and/or administration by him/her or by employees subject to his/her direction and supervision, are faithfully executed.
  • Prepare and submit to the Council a proposed annual budget and capital program.
  • Submit to the Council and make available to the public an annual report on the finances and administrative activities of the Town as of the end of each fiscal year.
  • Prepare such other reports as the Council may require concerning the operations of Town departments, offices, boards and agencies.
  • Keep the Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the Town and make such recommendations to the Council concerning the affairs of the Town as s/he deems to be in the best interests of the Town.
  • Execute contracts, deeds and other documents on behalf of the Town as authorized by the Council; and perform such other duties as are specified in this Charter or as may be required by the Council.

Department Staff

Maria Knips

Assistant to the Town Manager