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Sunny Spaces Art Contest

Sunny Spaces Art Contest Shine Your Light and Showcase your work!

Announcing our Sunny Spaces Art Contest Winners! As a part of the City’s 25th anniversary in 2022, we wanted to shed light on our talented local artists. Our Sunny Spaces Art Contest gives local artists the opportunity to have a lasting impact on our community. Artists either painted or hand drew an original 8” x 8” piece, incorporating the theme …

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A Message from the Mayor – June 2022

25th Anniversary

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (Wednesday, June 1, 2022) – This June we celebrate Sunny Isles Beach’s 25th anniversary. On June 16, 1997, the city was officially incorporated, establishing our nearly two square miles of land as a municipality. Things moved quickly after incorporation – a Charter Commission was appointed, City Charter adopted and city administration hired. The first City …

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Statement from Mayor Goldman on the Tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

A Statement from Mayor Dana Robin Goldman

(Thursday, May 26, 2022) – I was devastated to learn about Tuesday’s horrific tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. On behalf of the Sunny Isles Beach City Commission, our hearts are with the families of the victims and we pray that the community can heal during this difficult time. We grieve alongside you for the 21 lives that …

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A Message from the Mayor – May 2022

Sunny Isles Beach skyline

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (Friday, May 6, 2022) – Sunny Isles Beach is undergoing yet another renaissance. After 25 years, and more recently following the pandemic, we are experiencing a greater presence of “nesters” and full-time residents. This translates into additional activity in our residential buildings, shopping centers, sidewalks, roadways, and of course our precious beach. It’s natural for …

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Winston Towers 400 Condo Board Elections as an Example for our City

Winston Towers Buildings and Intracoastal Waterway

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (Friday, May 6, 2022) – In January 2022, while I was a candidate for Commissioner, I was contacted by several condo owners at Winston Towers 400 regarding certain practices being conducted by the Condo Board that did not adhere to their by-laws affecting their upcoming board elections. At the same time, the same condo owners contacted …

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Remarkable Recognitions

Mika Shevit with Sunny Isles Beach Commission

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Friday, May 6, 2022) – It is with great pleasure and admiration that I bring attention to some great deeds and accomplishments by our own Sunny Isles Beach residents and employees. Ocean Rescue Team: On February 23, 2022, Louis and Douglas from our Ocean Rescue Team Tower #174 rescued a resident who was swimming in the …

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A Message from the Mayor – April 2022

City Commission stands next to supply donations for Ukraine

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (Friday, April 8, 2022) – It has been just over a month since Russian attacked Ukraine. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the consequences of the attack and what that will mean for our country and our world. I’ve also thought a lot about our city. How we could have let this divide …

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The World is My Country…

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Friday, April 8, 2022) – It is an honor and privilege to be part of the Sunny Isles Beach community, a small but vibrant city home to immigrants from all over the world. It is with great pleasure and hope that I witness the harmony and tolerance that we demonstrate to one another. Being an immigrant …

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Addressing Our Residentially Displaced Population

Detective Sasee Morales driving an ATV

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (Friday, April 8, 2022) – This past month, it was my pleasure to do a ride a long with Detective Sasee Morales to understand the issues that face the residentially displaced within Sunny Isles Beach. I understand the concerns raised by our residents so I wanted to see what we could do. Sunny Isles Beach is …

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Edward Santiago appointed as new Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police

Chief of Police Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing in ceremony to occur on Tuesday, April 12 (April 7, 2022) – Interim Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police, Edward Santiago, was appointed and confirmed as the permanent Chief of Police for the city on Tuesday, April 5. City Manager Stan Morris brought his recommendation to appoint Santiago to the permanent position of Police Chief at a Special City …

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