City Manager's OFFICE STAFF

City Manager, Nick Mimms, P.E.

Nicholas C. Mimms is the City Manager of the City of Fort Pierce.  Mr. Mimms is the chief executive and administrative head of the municipal government and is responsible to the Commission for the proper administration of all affairs of the City of Fort Pierce.

He was named City Manager after serving as Deputy and Interim City Manager from May 2012 until his appointment in December 2015.  He joined the City of Fort Pierce as a Project Engineer in February 1998, and has served in several capacities to include Stormwater Supervising Engineer, Deputy Director of Public Works, Director of Public Works, and Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency Director.

Nick earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Central Florida, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.  He is a member of the Florida City and County Management Association, International City/County Management Association, National Forum of Black Public Administrators, American Public Works Association, and Solid Waste Authority of North America.

Nick is a native of Fort Pierce and is actively involved in the community as a Board Member and Past President of the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League Pop Warner Football and Cheer Association.  

Communications Manager, Shyanne Helms, M.B.A.

Shyanne Helms
Shyanne Helms is the Communications Manager for the City of Fort Pierce. Ms. Helms is responsible for the development, management and administration of strategic outreach, media relations, and communications of City-wide initiatives for external and internal audiences of the City of Fort Pierce. She provides professional level management for organizational activities to promote a positive and professional image of the City of Fort Pierce through economic development, marketing and community relations. Shyanne oversees the implementation of priorities and programs utilizing various communication strategies, including traditional and social media, under the direction of the City Manager. 

Shyanne earned her Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management from Indian River State College and her Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.  Shyanne is proud to be a St. Lucie County native and a graduate of Fort Pierce Central High School, go cobras!

Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson serves as the Executive Assistant to the City Manager.  She provides principal administrative support to the City Manager. Ms. Robinson also functions as the liaison with the members of the City Commission and works closely with the Management Team.

Marketing Specialist, Joe Sweat

Joe Sweat

Administrative Assistant, Kaitlyn Ballard

Kaitlyn Ballard
Kaitlyn Ballard is a true Floridian and has lived in St. Lucie County her entire life. Ms. Ballard holds a B.A.S degree in Organizational Management from Indian River State College and is pursuing her M.B.A in Business at Amberton University. She became the Administrative Assistant in June 2016 and is responsible for the secretarial and clerical duties in the City Manager’s Office. 

She is described on her Talent profile as a motivated self-starter with a proven ability to work in various situations and provide a high level of service to individuals. She is also described as being proficient at multitasking to achieve individual and team goals and being committed to quality and excellence.