New Sanibel City Manager in Place


Following the retirement of 20-year Sanibel City Manager Judy Zimromra, Mayor Holly Smith has announced that new City Manager Dana Souza has officially started. Souza brings a very impressive resume to his new position.

Souza was selected for the job out of 96 candidates through an extensive search conducted by Colin Baenziger and Associates, a nationally recognized consulting and municipal recruiting firm.

Souza has over 35 years of local government experience. Most recently, he was the Interim City Manager in Naples. He previously held positions in Naples as Deputy City Manager and Community Services Director.

Souza also worked for the City of Greenville, SC as the Parks, Recreation, and Sustainability Director, on Marco Island as Interim Manager and Parks & Recreation Director, for the City of Portland, ME, as Director of Parks & Recreation, in Union, NY, as the Director of Parks &Recreation and for the City of New Bedford, MA, as Director of Parks, Cemeteries and Forestry.

Smith said, Souza’s vast knowledge and experience brings immense value to Sanibel. “I am confident his leadership skills and managerial talents will create a huge positive impact both within our City Campus and throughout our special community.”