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Monthly Town Manager's Message

March 2020 Town Manager's Message

Election Day is fast-approaching in Surfside. Residents will be able to vote in person at Town Hall from 7 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, March 17.  Everything else you need to know about the local Town election can be found in the Elections section of the Town website, including early voting, voting by mail and sample ballots. Become familiar with the candidates who are running for the Office of Mayor and four Commission seats by watching recorded videos from the recent Candidate Forums on the “View Recorded Town Meetings” section of the Town website. Florida’s Presidential Primary Elections will also be held on Tuesday, March 17. 

Just as important as the elections is the upcoming 2020 United States Census. The Census only comes around once a decade and the data collected helps determine congressional representation and how federal funding is distributed for schools, roads and other public services in local communities. Get counted! Read more on the next page. 

Surfside is gearing up to launch its first-ever Citizens Government Academy on Wednesday, April 22.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn how decisions made by local elected officials directly impact residents, how a Commission-Manager form of government works, as well as meet the Town Staff responsible for servicing the needs of our community.  For further information and registration details, refer to page 7

Make sure to bring the entire family to a colorful “Tropical Chalk Walk” evening at the final Third Thursdays block party of this season on Thursday, March 19. Presented by the Surfside Tourist Board, this is one event you do not want to miss!                           

 – Guillermo Olmedillo, Town Manager