Mayor Svechin

A Message from the Mayor: Summer Camp

City of Sunny Isles Beach Summer Camp

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Wednesday, May 1, 2024) – As we quickly approach the summer season and the school year comes to a close, our Cultural and Community Services Department is gearing up for Summer Camp. Registration is now open for children ages 5 to 15 to join in the adventure, with activities ranging from field trips to games, and …

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A Message from the Mayor: April Events

Pelican sitting on the rail of the SIB Fishing Pier with the city skyline in the background.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Monday, April 1, 2024) – Sunny Isles Beach is gearing up for a month filled with exciting events and activities for residents of all ages. This April, the city is focusing on enhancing community engagement and providing residents with opportunities to connect with each other and the city. One of the highlights of April is the …

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A Message from the Mayor: Election Year

City of Sunny Isles Beach Special Election Results are in

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Friday,March 1, 2024) – 2024 is officially an election year, including both presidential and local elections. Considering this, I was moved by an essay written by high school student Natalie Carmouze, where she eloquently highlights the significance of voting. Here is an excerpt from her essay: “Having the right to vote is a privilege not afforded …

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State of the City 2024

2024 State of the City Mayor Larisa Svechin

By Mayor Larisa Svechin I am honored to deliver our State of the City report, as required by our City Charter. Going into our 26th year, 2023 was an exciting time for progress and new initiatives happening in our vibrant community. However, it was also a year that shook us to the core. The unprovoked massacre of innocent civilians in …

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Reflecting on 2023

Sunny Isles Beach residents at Winter Fest.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Monday, December 4, 2023) – May the spirit of this wonderful season be with you and your loved ones. As I reflect on the last 12 months as your Mayor, I look back with gratefulness. I am humbled by your overwhelming support and active participation during City Commission meetings and town halls. I remember the excitement …

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A Message from the Mayor: Standing with Israel

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Friday, November 3, 2023) – Saturday, October 7, 2023, will forever be known as a day of unspeakable abomination, unimageable evil, and an excruciating reminder that hatred and antisemitism persist as the single most dangerous blight on the Jewish people. Absolute evil and darkness brought unthinkable horror to the people of Israel, the collective Jewish community, …

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A Message from the Mayor: Fire Prevention

Fire extinguisher system on the wall

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Thursday, October 5, 2023) – Sharing valuable information is of great importance to me, recognizing the scarcity of time in our busy lives. Many of us are concerned about inflation, insurance costs, and taking care of our families. I think we can agree that safety is paramount. Given October is Fire Prevention Month, I want to …

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A Message from the Mayor: Property Insurance

Aerial view of intracoastal waterway and city skyline.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Monday, July 10, 2023) – Inflation has been a constant concern in the country over the last few years impacting nearly every aspect of our lives. The cost of living in South Florida has skyrocketed across all planes and affects us all. Particularly, property insurance rates are at an all-time high. A necessary expense, especially due …

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A Message from the Mayor: Special Election Results

City of Sunny Isles Beach Special Election Results are in

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Wednesday, June 7, 2023) – Our City Charter is the founding document for Sunny Isles Beach. It is our citizens’ bill of rights, defines our form of government and city boundaries, and outlines how the city administration and legislation should be run. Reexamining the Charter is an important part of our local democracy. Per our founders’ prudence, …

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