The Miami Shores Village Council is comprised of five elected officials. The Council members are elected to at-large seats throughout the Village. The Village Charter stipulates that the two individuals receiving the highest number of votes are elected to four year terms. The individual(s) receiving the next highest number of votes is elected to a two year term. The position of Mayor is selected by the Council at its inaugural meeting. Historically, the individual receiving the highest number of votes is selected to serve as the Mayor, and holds this position for two years of the four year term. At the conclusion of their term as Mayor, the individual retains a seat on the Council as a "regular" Council member for the next two years. Each Council Member is a voting member of the Council, with the Mayor serving as the Chair.
As the Village utilizes a Council/Manager form of government, the Village Council is not involved in the day-to-day operation of the Village, rather the Council sets the policies, enacts the laws of the Village and appoints members to the various Village Boards. The day-to-day operation of the Village is the Village Manager's responsibility.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. E-mail messages sent or received by Miami Shores Village officials and employees in connection with official Village business are public records subject to disclosure under the Florida Public Records Act