Did you know that the municipalities of Stuart, Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze, and Sewall’s Point each have their own elected officials to govern their area and community issues? If you took the time to be informed and voted in the last election, then most of the names that appeared on the ballot are familiar to you now and you know the “go to” people when you have concerns that affect your individual municipality whether it be Stuart, Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze, or Sewall’s Point.
A municipality is usually an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government or jurisdiction. The term municipality is also used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district. The term is derived from French "municipalité" and Latin "municipalis".
The term "municipality" is a generic term, and can describe any political jurisdiction from a sovereign state, such as the Principality of Monaco, or a small village, such as West Hampton Dunes, New York.
The territory over which a municipality has jurisdiction may encompass
- only one populated place such as a city, town, or village
- several of such places (e.g., early jurisdictions in the state of New Jersey (1798-1899) as townships governing several villages, Municipalities of Mexico)
- only parts of such places, sometimes boroughs of a city such as the 34 municipalities of Santiago, Chile.
Current Municipal Elected Officials:
City of Stuart
Mayor, City Commission (Group 3) Troy McDonald, Vice Mayor, City Commission (Group 4) Kelly Glass Leighton, City Commission (Group 1) James Christie, Jr., City Commission (Group 2) Jeffrey Krauskopf, City Commission (Group 5) Eula Clarke, City Clerk Cherie White, 121 Flagler Avenue - Stuart, FL - 772.288.5300
Town of Jupiter Island
Mayor Harry Charleston, Vice Mayor Elizabeth "Betsy" Allen, Commissioners Barbara Carr, Charles Falcone, Whitney D. Pidot, Town Clerk Gwen Carlisle, P.O. Box 7 - Hobe Sound, FL - 772.546.5011
Town of Ocean Breeze
Mayor David Myers, Council Members Earlene Cairns, Jerry Collins, Ken DiAngeles, Ann Kagdis, Patricia "Pat" Ruge, Jim Walker, Town Clerk Pam Orr, P.O. Box 1025 - Jensen Beach, FL - 772.334.6826
Town of Sewall's Point
Mayor Pam Busha, Vice Mayor Paul Luger, Commissioners Vincent N. Barile, Tom Bausch, Jaqui Thurlow-Lippisch. Town Clerk Ann-Marie Basler, 1 S Sewall's Point Rd. - Stuart, FL - 772.287.2455
See attached list about municipalities of Stuart, Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze, and Sewall’s Point.