Commission is the Town’s elected legislative
body. The five-member Commission consists of
the Mayor, Vice Mayor and three
other Commissioners. Commission members
elect the Vice Mayor
following each Town election. The Mayor
presides at Commission meetings and is
recognized as the head of the Town
Government at all official functions. In the
Mayor’s absence, that duty falls to the Vice Mayor.
meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 PM in Jarvis Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive
(adjacent to Town Hall). The first meeting of the month is a roundtable session, where no formal Commission action is taken. The second meeting is a regular one where ordinances are adopted and the public is allowed to speak. Special meetings and workshops are scheduled on an as-needed basis. All Commission
meeting agendas are posted in Town Hall and on the
Town’s Web site. They are also listed in Town Topics and
posted on Channel 78. The Commission takes a break in August. Meetings in September usually
cannot be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the
month, because they are not allowed to conflict with
Broward County's public hearings on the County budget.
Mayor Scot Sasser
Vice Mayor Chris Vincent
Commissioner Mark Brown
Commissioner Stuart Dodd
Town Commission is responsible for hiring the Town
Manager and Town Attorney; it also approves all
professional contracts for engineering, planning,
garbage pick-up and other professional services Town
residents may require.
Town Commissioners serve
four-year terms. The Mayor's term is two years. Commission terms are
staggered. The Mayor and four Commissioners are elected at-large.
Commissioners, however, run for specific seats and must
reside in District 1 or District 2, which divide the
Town’s voters into almost even north and south areas. To
run for the Town Commission, you must reside in Town for
at least six months prior to the municipal election.
Town operates under a Commission-Manager form of
government. The Commission represents all of the
citizens of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and is responsible for
setting policies not designated by Florida law or the
Town Charter. The Commission also adopts ordinances and
resolutions on key matters, adopts the budget and
establishes the tax rate and other various fees.