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December 2021 Town Manager's Message

As I reflect on my first year as Town Manager, I am filled with a sense of gratitude, appreciation and admiration for our residents and employees.

This last year we endured unexpected tragedy and immense loss, leaving an indelible mark on our community. Our neighbors, friends and business owners sprang into action with support, donations and words of healing. Town employees worked around the clock to ensure our residents’ needs were met—going above and beyond their normal job duties.

Tragedy brought out Surfside’s true character, that of compassion and selflessness. As we begin the holiday season, let us keep those qualities in mind.

Make this season special by shopping local and supporting our diverse, locally owned businesses downtown.

They opened their hearts in the aftermath of the Champlain South collapse and donated their time, services and products to victims and first responders. The unique shops on Harding Avenue truly do have something for everyone!

On Sunday, December 12, our Parks and Recreation Department will host our annual Winter Wonderland at the 96th Street Park. The Park will be transformed into a magical wintry escape. Where else can you go to find snow in South Florida?

We hope to see you there!

Finally, on behalf of the Town, I wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a bright, prosperous new year!

Andrew Hyatt, Town Manager