The city manager is appointed by city council to act as the chief administrative officer of the City of Belle Isle. The manager keeps the council fully informed as to the financial condition of the city and future needs. The manager also staffs city hall, directs and supervises city departments, enforces laws and provisions of the council, prepares and submits the annual budget.
Keith Severns was appointed March 17, 2011, to the City Manager position and has lived on Lake Conway in the City of Belle Isle for more than 18 years. Keith has previously served as a Belle Isle Vice Mayor and District 2 Commissioner.
Before his appointments to city council, Keith attended the University of Central Florida and later began his own contracting firm, KNS Construction. The firm specializes in commercial construction and has won two Golden Brick awards.
Keith and his wife, Piper, enjoy living on the lake with their daughter, Annabel, and are active members of the St. James Catholic Cathedral. He enjoys fishing, golfing, boating and flying planes in his spare time.