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To find out about the State of Florida Commission on Ethics please visit

www.ethics.state.fl.us/.

To find out about the Florida Government-in-the-Sunshine Law please visit

www.myfloridalegal.com/sunshine.

You can address the Board during the Citizen Forum on any subject of interest not on the agenda. You limit your comments to three minutes. You can also speak on agenda items. The Board reviews the staff presentation, discusses the item, and then opens the meeting for public input. You speak from the podium after stating your name and address for the record and stating whether you represent a group or organization. Your comments are limited to three (3) minutes. After everyone has commented, the public-hearing portion closes, and the Board decides the matter.

An agenda is available at City Hall on the Friday before the Tuesday meeting and is posted on our website at the following link: Board of Commission Agendas

The fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. is a Board of Commissioners Workshop, which is held in the Auditorium at City Hall located at 300 Municipal Drive. The Regular Board of Commissioners meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at City Hall. They are televised live on Bright House Networks Cable TV Channel 640 as well as streamed live over the Internet.

 Pick up a candidate packet from City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive, if you meet the following requirements:

MAYOR

  • You have been a resident of Madeira Beach for two years prior to the date of application.
  • You are over 18 years old.

COMMISSIONER

  • You have been a resident of Madeira Beach for two years prior to the date of application.
  • You have lived in the district for which you are seeking election a minimum of six (6) months prior to the date of application.
  • You are over 18 years old.

Applicants must prepare petition cards and secure signatures from a minimum of fifty (50) registered voters.

If you are an applicant for commissioner, your petitions must come from voters in your geographical district. If you are a mayoral applicant, you petitions may come from voters citywide. No registered voter can sign more than two (2) petitions: one from the voter’s district and one for a mayoral candidate.

If you obtain only the minimum number (50) of petitions, a $50 filing fee is required. If you get twice the minimum number, the fee is waived.

Take the completed candidate packet, the petition cards, and the filing fee (if needed) to the City Clerk at City Hall.

The Municipal Elections take place annually on the second Tuesday in March. Elections for Commission Districts One and Two take place in even-numbered years. Elections for Commission Districts Three and Four take place in odd-numbered years. The term for the Commissioner of Districts is for two years. The term for Mayor will for three years, allowing the seat to alternate with the Commissioners’ elections.

Elected Officials take office on the first regular meeting following the election. On the second Tuesday in April the Commission members select a Vice-Mayor.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (727) 391-9951 x 231 for more information.

Current members are:

  • John B. Hendricks, Mayor
  • Doug Andrews, Vice-Mayor/Commissioner District 3
  • Helen “Happy” Price, Commissioner District 1
  • Nancy Hodges, Commissioner District 2
  • John Douthirt, Commissioner District 4

The elections are non-partisan and are held on the first regular meeting following the election.

  • Elections for Commission Districts One (1) and Two (2) are held in even-numbered years.
  • Elections for Commission Districts Three (3) and Four (4) are held in odd-numbered years.

The Board consists of five (5) members elected by the residents of the city. Four (4) of the members are from each of the four commission districts and the fifth member is the Mayor. The Mayor is elected for a three-year term, and the Commissioners are elected for a two-year term. There is no limit to the number of terms one can serve.

The Mayor presides at all meetings, has voice and vote in the proceedings of the Board, and is the official head of the city for the serving of civil process and for ceremonial purposes.

The Board is the legislative and governing body of the City of Madeira Beach. The members establish policies and make decisions to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the City.

City Hall is at 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. Telephone (727) 391-9951.

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