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.
Stuart is a city in and county seat of Martin County, Florida. Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Stuart is the largest of four incorporated municipalities in Martin County. The population was 15,593 in the 2010 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In the 18th century, several Spanish galleons were shipwrecked in the Martin County area of Florida's Treasure Coast. The multiple wrecks were reportedly the result of a hurricane, and the ships were carrying unknown quantities of gold and silver. Some of this treasure has since been recovered, and its presence resulted in the region's name.
Jupiter Island is a town on the barrier island of Jupiter Island in Martin County, Florida, United States. It has no post office and all mail comes from Hobe Sound on the mainland. The population was 817 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area. Some of the wealthiest people in the United States live in Jupiter Island.
Jupiter Island is located at 27°3′26″N 80°6′49″W (27.057287, -80.113616).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) consists of land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (24.86%) is water.
Ocean Breeze Park is a town on the Indian River in Martin County, Florida, United States. It and Briny Breezes in Palm Beach County are the only two towns in Florida in which all residents live in a mobile home park bearing the name of the town.
Ocean Breeze Trailer Park was established in 1938 in Stuart, Florida by Harry Hoke.
The Ocean Breeze Park town government was formed in 1960 when 142 property owners in Ocean Breeze Trailer Park voted to incorporate. Harry Hoke was elected as the town's first mayor.
The population was 463 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 459.
The population figures do not include the many part-time winter residents from other places. The town is an enclave within the census-designated place of Jensen Beach Ocean Breeze Park is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Martin and St. Lucie counties.
Sewall's Point is an affluent town located on the peninsula of the same name in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,946 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 2,053. Both the town and the peninsula are named for Capt. Henry Edwin Sewall (August 22, 1848 – August 1, 1925).
Sewall's Point is located at 27°12′N 80°12′W (27.195,-80.198). It is bordered by water on the south, east, and west due to its peninsula shape of the entire town. On the south and east is the St. Lucie River and to the east is the Indian River Lagoon. On the north it is bordered by unincorporated Jensen Beach
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it is land and 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) of it (70.05%) is water.