Boards and Committees

Planning and Zoning Board

In accordance with Section 5-23.01, the Planning and Zoning Board consists of seven members. Up to five of the members shall be presently employed full time or were employed full time in the field of engineering, architecture, land use and zoning law, city planning, construction, or any other field which substantially relates to the planning and development of real estate. The professional members are not required to be residents of Bay Harbor Islands. The two remaining members shall be residents of the town for a minimum of one year and they are not required to possess any professional license or professional designation. Each member of the Board shall serve a two-year term unless they resign, are no longer able to serve, or are otherwise removed.

The Board reviews and approves new construction, exterior renovations, additions, plan revisions, etc.  The Board is responsible to ensure that the plans for the proposed structure or project is in conformity with good taste, good design and in general, contributes to the image of the town as a place of beauty, spaciousness, harmony, taste, fitness, broad vistas and high quality.

They meet twice a month on the first Tuesday and third Tuesday of the month.

June 20, 2017 - VACANCY - The Town is looking for volunteers to submit a request to be appointed to the Planning and Zoning Board to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of one of the members, please click here for additional information.

The Town Council has created several committees that require citizen participation to have input regarding numerous town policies, projects and events.  Residents that apply to be on the committees are appointed for a two year term.   The term runs from May of each year thru April.  Sometimes there are vacancies on the committees throughout the year.

Download below a current list of Boards and Committee Members.

The following committees are opened for citizen participation:

Disaster Preparedness

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Disaster Preparedness Committee is to provide recommendations to the Town of Bay Harbor Islands, its Town Council and staff that will ensure that the Town and its citizens are prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them and mitigate against their impact.  The Committee will develop and recommend long and short term plans to rebuild lives and infrastructure and preventative actions which will reduce the impact of future disasters, hazard mitigation and pre-disaster mitigation programs.  Town staff agencies with the support of qualified residents will develop and oversee on behalf of the Town of Bay Harbor Islands compliance requirements for local emergency management programs which includes seeking funds such as grants to assist in emergency preparedness programs.

Environmental Impact

MISSION STATEMENT The Environmental Impact Committee was formed in response to the growing need for information pertaining to the health and safety of the community.  The Mission of this Committee is to provide information, recommendations, and possible solutions for Town Council review and adoption.  (1) Promote awareness and understanding of environmental issues that affect our community’s well being when approved by the Town Council.  (2) Disseminate information regarding current and emerging environmental concerns and safety issues as they emerge as approved by the Town Council.  (3) Facilitate dialogue with our Town officials on environmentally responsible projects and procedures such as recycling of old equipment, disposal of potentially hazardous materials, etc.  (4) Work with the Town Council to create partnerships with other communities and organizations to work together for a healthier environment.

Parks and Recreation

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Parks and Recreation Committee is to provide recommendations or input to the Bay Harbor Islands Town Council and staff regarding all current and future park facilities and leisure programs for all residents.

If you are interested in participating and feel qualified to give your input, please submit a letter of interest and a copy of your resume to Town Clerk Marlene M. Siegel at Town Hall.  If you don’t have a resume, please list your life experiences or special qualifications on your letter.  If you find it more convenient fax, 305-866-4863, or e-mail,, your request.  Don’t forget to mention which committee(s) your might be interested in joining.

Other Boards and Committees that are not opened to residents include the Local Planning Agency, Retirement Board, Litigation Committee, Police Contract Committee, Finance and Budget Committee, etc.

2016-2018 Boards and Committee Members