Former Mayor Scholl

Farewell Mayor Scholl

Mayor Scholl

(Wednesday, September 1, 2021) – Typically, the first page of the Islander is written by the Mayor. However, as many of you already know, Mayor George “Bud” Scholl has resigned effective September 1, 2021. If you have not read his farewell message, we invite you to read it here. We wanted to use this space to say thank you to …

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The Conception of Gateway Center & Our Late Former Commissioner, Roz Brezin

Seating area at Gateway Center

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, August 6, 2021) – Gateway Center is our most impressive construction and architectural accomplishment to date with innovative technology that rivals any top-of-the-line facility and rental space. Designed to the last detail, Gateway Center exemplifies a new age in recreation and rental facilities. When I think back to the conception of Gateway Center, I …

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A Message from Mayor George “Bud” Scholl

Message from the Mayor

This letter is to regrettably inform you that I am resigning my position as Mayor effective September 1, 2021. This is not a decision that I have taken lightly, however it is a decision that I need to take. For many of us, this past year has been one of the most difficult years in our lives. It certainly has …

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Message from the Mayor: Update on COVID-19 Mandates and Guidelines

Our Best Shot Starts with Your Shot

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, June 3, 2021) – Summer is here and, fortunately, we are seeing a return to our more normal daily lives. The vaccine rollout has provided hope after a long year of isolation and limitations, and with this comes the easing of many restrictions. The most notable change as a result of the vaccine and …

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A Message from Mayor George “Bud” Scholl

A Message from the Mayor George "Bud" Scholl Coronavirus Update

(Thursday, May 6, 2021) – Effective immediately, the City of Sunny Isles Beach is no longer enforcing COVID-19 guidelines on private property. As stated in the Governor’s Executive Order 21-102, we cannot enforce any previous guidelines and restrictions for local businesses. However, we still encourage and expect all businesses to continue being conscientious in their practices and following CDC guidelines …

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Our Best Shot Starts With the Vaccine

Doctor puts on bandaid after administering a vaccine to a patient

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Monday, May 3, 2021) – The coronavirus remains a threat to our community, however the vaccine is promising a turn of events as we move toward the summer season. Though we are far from out of the woods yet, as bad as we may think we have it here, the rest of the world is …

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COVID-19 Variants and the Importance of Staying Vigilant

Hand holding needle for coronavirus vaccine

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, April 1, 2021) – With the State of Florida expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccination, we are working toward reaching a fully vaccinated community. But the risk of COVID-19 is still present. As the coronavirus spreads over time, it is more susceptible to mutation, which is how we are seeing new variants arise around …

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The Importance of Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, February 26, 2021) – March marks one year since COVID-19 was first introduced into our lives in Sunny Isles Beach. A year of challenges, the like we have never seen before. The good news is that the COVID-19 vaccine has proven effective to protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. Currently in South Florida, …

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State of the City 2021

State of the City 2021 Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, January 21, 2021) – I am pleased to present the 2021 State of the City address to our community. This is my seventh State of the City. To say that 2020 was an unprecedented year would be an understatement. The coronavirus pandemic tested us on a scale we never anticipated. But Sunny Isles Beach …

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A New Year Brings New Opportunities

Family standing in lit holiday ornament at Night of Illumination event.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (December 30, 2020) – We are entering a new year full of new opportunities. 2020 was unquestionably a most challenging year for our community and I am looking forward to the possibilities that 2021 will bring. Finding the light in the dark is how we will move forward. We can choose to make the best …

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