DescriptionPlanning and zoning plays a key role in the look and feel of Surfside’s streets, buildings,
houses, and businesses. The Planning and Zoning Board advises the Town Commission on
planning and zoning decisions, and conducts studies required under the Town Code and/
or requested by the Town Commission and Town Manager. The Board acts as the appeals
board for any structure requesting a variance from FEMA requirements. For design review
matters, the Planning and Zoning Board also completes a review of all structures and site
plans to be constructed or renovated within the town limits.
Mayor Shlomo Danzinger - Jonathan Edderai Vice Mayor Jeffrey Rose - David ForbesCommissioner Landsman- Carolyn Baumel Commissioner Meischeid - Lindsay LecourCommissioner Velasquez - Ruben BravoAt Large Alternate No.1 - Andrew BalesAt Large Alternate No. 2 - VacantLiaison - Commissioner Fred Landsman
Surfside’s amazing Community Center is the heart of our Town and the pride of our
community. Residents’ high quality-of-life is directly tied to our aquatic center, green
spaces, and the availability of programs for seniors, kids, and residents of all ages. Join the
Parks and Recreation Committee to help promote and develop special events, sports and
fitness programs, cultural arts, camps, senior events, and more. Members make recommendations
pertaining to facility operations and guidelines. They also provide input on
capital improvement projects for the Town’s community center, parks, and open spaces.
Mayor Shlomo Danzinger - Becky Manuel
Vice Mayor Jeffrey Rose - Christopher Cook
Commissioner Landsman- Frank MacBride
Commissioner Meischeid - Marta Olchyk
Commissioner Velasquez - Retta Logan
Liaison - Vice Mayor Jeffrey Rose
DescriptionMembers of the Pension Board become trustees of the retirement plan for employees
of the Town of Surfside. As a trustee, you will help oversee the overall performance and
management of the Town’s already established employee retirement plan. The
Pension Board meets quarterly, typically at 2 p.m.
At-large - Gary GoldingAt-large - Valentine WhittakerTown Manager - Hector GomezPolice Department Elected Representative - Julio TorresTown Employees' Elected Representative - Yamileth Slate McCloud
If a Town employee claims to have been wrongfully terminated or unfairly had a reduction in their pay or title, the employee can appeal to the Personnel Appeals Board and request a hearing. (This right only applies to employees who have worked for the Town for two years or longer, and excludes the Town Manager, Clerk, and Attorney.) The board has the right to administer oaths, call or subpoena any person or records for the purpose of ascertaining the facts. The decision of the board must be binding upon the Town and the employee, and must be recorded by resolution.
Commissioner Fred Landsman - Lauren Bardos
DescriptionWhen you pay your property and casualty insurance premiums, you are also contributing
to a special fund (State of Florida Chapter 185). This special fund provides enhanced
pension benefits for police officers and firefighters. Each municipality creates a board of
trustees, which is solely responsible for overseeing the trust fund. The Police Trust Fund
typically meets quarterly at 7 a.m.
At-large - William BlumenkranzAt-large - Mareni StarrePolice Officer - Dianna HernandezPolice Officer - Bobby GabrielElected by Four Members Above - Joseph Matthews
Surfside isn’t just a wonderful place to live, it is also a fabulous place to vacation! Want to
have a voice in how tourism impacts the quality of life in Surfside? In just a few short years,
the Town’s visitor numbers have grown exponentially. The Tourist Board is looking for
creative, committed individuals to help lead the discussion in finding innovative ways to
welcome tourists while ensuring that all initiatives have a clear benefit to residents and
The Board manages one-third of the resort tax collection (4% accommodations tax and
2% food and beverage tax). This means you will have the power to direct those tourism
dollars and chart the course of any promotional campaigns and/or marketing initiatives to help
Surfside businesses, special events like Third Thursdays and First Fridays, holiday decorations,
tourism social media accounts, and much more! Apply today and get involved.
Mayor Shlomo Danzinger - David Karp
Vice Mayor Jeffrey Rose - Diana Gonzalez
Commissioner Landsman - Ben Jacobson
Commissioner Meischeid - Ezequiel Singer
Commissioner Velasquez -Eli Tourgeman
Liaison - Mayor Shlomo Danzinger
The purpose of the Council is to assist the Town in gathering information relating to issues of special interest for the Town's youth, to collect feedback and suggestions from students regarding their needs, concerns, and ideas, in order to serve as a
representative voice and enhance the Town Commission's and Administration's understanding and knowledge of the needs and desires of youth within the Town.
Applications to the Council shall be made in the summer before (May-June) appointment, and the term shall be for the annual school term thereafter (August-August). Application and membership in the in the Council shall require parental consent.
For more detailed information, please refer to resolution no. 2024-3258.