Having served as Mayor since 2003, Buddy Dyer has worked tirelessly to shape Orlando into a vibrant, future-ready community where unity and partnership are the keys to helping every city resident thrive. Since his first day in office, Mayor Dyer has increased collaboration between Central Florida’s many governments, its business and civic communities and residents.
Mayor Dyer has made it a top priority to ensure that all residents are treated equally, are equally protected and have equitable access to opportunity. Recent actions and investments to end systemic racism and make Orlando an even more inclusive community include hiring the city’s first Equity Official.
Steven B. Grant
Mayor Jane Castor is the 59th Mayor of the City of Tampa. Born and raised in Tampa, Jane has spent a lifetime in service to the community, first as a police officer, then as Tampa’s first female Chief of Police, and finally as the city’s 59th Mayor. She graduated from Chamberlain High School and attended the University of Tampa on an athletic scholarship.
Jane spent 31 years with the Tampa Police Department, serving in nearly every capacity and in nearly every neighborhood of the city. In October of 2009, Castor became Tampa’s first female Chief of Police, serving for six years in that role.
Mayor Rick Kriseman was sworn in as the 53rd mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida on January 2, 2014, ushering in a new era for the Sunshine City. He was re-elected in November 2017.
As mayor, he leads an organization of 3,500 employees and a city of approximately 270,000 residents. Under his leadership, St. Pete has been ranked as Florida’s best-managed and fiscally strongest city and has received numerous accolades, including being named one of the top places to visit in the world by the New York Times and one of the 20 best places to live by Southern Living.
The Citizens of Boynton Beach elected Steven B. Grant, Esquire as the Mayor of the City of Boynton Beach in March 2016 and is currently serving his second three year term after being re-elected in 2019.
During Mayor Grant’s first term the City of Boynton Beach started their downtown project after nearly twenty years in planning. This Public Private Partnership includes restoration of the City’s 1926 High School and building a 4-story City Hall/Library Complex to be the core of the City’s Center. In addition, the Town Square Project will have a District Energy Plant to provide HVAC to all of the public and private developments, a new fire station, plus green space and an amphitheater.
Mayor Joy Cooper was first elected to the Hallandale Beach City Commission in 1999. She has served as
commissioner, vice mayor and is the first directly elected mayor in the history of Hallandale Beach. She was born in
Trenton New Jersey and grew up as one of six children in Levittown Pennsylvania. Mayor Cooper has owned
property in South Florida since 1985 and made Hallandale Beach her full-time home in 1991. She is married to Dr
Harry Cooper for over 34 years. They are the proud parents of three children, Jaime 40, Alana 33 and Matt age 28.
She and Harry are the proud grandparents of Justin age 11 and twins Derek and Isabell 2 years old.
Mayor Bob Hoog's past City Service includes: Code Enforcement Board Chairperson, member of the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Local Planning Agency, Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Adjustment. Mr. Hoog has served the City Council as Mayor Pro Tem from 1984-1989, 2006-2009 and 2010-2011. He has been serving as Mayor since November 2015 and was re-elected November 2018.
The Mayor quotes the following: "I will continue to serve the Citizens of Cape Canaveral for a clean, drug free, residential community with a strong enforcement of the Ordinances and Codes, clean beaches and honest government".
Mr. Hoog is married to wife, Boon, and has 6 children, 24 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Keith James was elected Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach on March 12, 2019.
His term runs from 2019 through 2023.
Focused on creating a community of opportunity for all, Mayor James has a vision for West Palm Beach that is resident-driven. Mayor James is committed to creating a customer friendly culture that focuses on neighborhood initiatives, regional collaboration and community partnerships.
Mayor James is the City’s first African-American “strong mayor,” whereby the Mayor is the City’s Chief Executive Officer directing the administrative structure, and the City’s fourth African-American Mayor.
Mayor James and his wife Lorna are proud to call West Palm Beach home.
Mayor Poe has lived in Gainesville since first moving here in 1982. His father was the Director of Bands at the University of Florida, bringing Lauren in to the Gator Nation at an early age. Mayor Poe is a graduate of Gainesville High School, earned his BA in History and M.Ed. in Secondary Social Sciences from the University of Florida.
Mayor Poe was first elected to two terms for a total of six years on the Gainesville City Commission. His service on the commission included a year as mayor-commissioner pro tem, chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization, chair of the Regional Utilities Committee and chair of the Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Public Works Committee.
Lauren is married to Emily Monda Poe and has two spirited and beautiful daughters Elizabeth (5) and Beatrice (2).
Mayor Steve Geller is the FY2021 Broward County Mayor. He was elected to represent District 5 in 2016. District 5 consists of all or part of Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Southwest Ranches, Davie, Weston, Plantation and Sunrise. Geller serves as Chairman of the Broward County Water Advisory Board, First Vice-Chairman of the South Florida Regional Planning Council, serves on the Executive Committee of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC), and serves on the Broward County Cultural Council.
Prior to his current service as a Broward County Commissioner, Geller was elected to the Florida Legislature in 1988.
He has lived in South Broward since his graduation law school in 1982. He is married to Laurel Geller, and they have two children, Marc Geller and Ben Geller.
Judy Paul began serving the Town of Davie in 1998 as the District 4 Councilmember. In 2007 after serving three terms, she took a two year hiatus while remaining active in the community. In March 2009, Judy was sworn in as the Town’s new Mayor. She is currently serving her fourth term as a dedicated full time Mayor who is passionate about her service to the town.
Dean Trantalis was first elected mayor of Fort Lauderdale in 2018 and was re-elected in November 2020.
As mayor, he is committed to improvements to the city’s infrastructure, responsible growth, increased fiscal responsibility in government and the maintenance of the great quality of life in our neighborhoods.
He also led the city's response to infrastructure challenges by installing a new central sewer main in record time and launching an initiative to address stormwater and flooding issues associated with climate change.
Mayor Scott Singer is honored to have served as a strong voice for Boca Raton’s residents since he was first elected to the City Council in 2014. Scott was elected as Mayor in 2018 and re-elected in 2020 with 89% of the vote, receiving the two highest vote totals in the city's history. Scott and his wife Bella, a certified public accountant, are proud to live in and raise their two children, Daniel and Rachel, in Boca Raton. Scott and his family enjoy Boca’s parks, beaches, and libraries.
Mayor Scott was born and raised in Wilton Manors, and has lived here his
He has been a city leader for more than 30 years. He began his career
in public service in 1990 after being appointed to serve on the City’s
Board of Adjustments. He served on the Planning and Zoning Board
from 1992 until he was first elected to the City Commission in 2000.
In 2002 he was chosen by his peers to serve as Vice Mayor, and in
2004 he was elected Mayor. He served for four years.
He was reelected to the City Commission in 2004 (by special election),
and served until 2018.
In November 2020, Scott was once again chosen by the residents of
Wilton Manors to serve as the Mayor.