The Town of Bay Harbor Islands’ governing body consists of seven dedicated individuals. Elected at large, each member of the Town Council is chosen by the voters of the Town to serve a four-year term. Their terms are staggered so that only a portion of the Town Council is up for election each year. This method has resulted in a remarkably stable government for the Town since its incorporation on April 28, 1947. Each elected official is paid a salary of $1 per year, as has been the case since the Town’s inception. Traditionally, their annual salaries are donated to the charity of their choosing. As employees of the Town, the council members are also able to enroll in the Town's Employee Group Health Insurance Program.
How to Become a Candidate for Town Council
To become a candidate for a Town Council seat, please contact Town Clerk Yvonne Hamilton at (305) 866-6241 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment in advance to file qualifying documentation. An appointment will ensure that appropriate personnel are available to process the qualifying papers.
April 2, 2024 Election Qualifying Dates
Starts: Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 9 a.m.
Ends: Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 5 p.m.
Bay Harbor Islands Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6 Elections