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Now Accepting Applications for the Public Arts Advisory Committee

Public Arts Advisory Committee announcing that they are now seeking members.

Deadline: January 1, 2018 The City of Sunny Isles Beach is seeking applicants to form the Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC), an opportunity for citizens with artistic expertise to advise the City Commission on matters of public art. What Does PAAC Do? Members of PAAC will serve two-year terms from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. Five applicants will …

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2018 Calendar Photo Contest Winners

Aerial view of swimming pools and greenery including water features.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 — Once again the City of Sunny Isles Beach held their annual photo contest, asking residents and visitors to submit their beautiful shots from around the city. Again this year, we had wonderfully talented submissions to choose from. The winners’ photos have been used for the 2018 Sunny Isles Beach desktop calendars. Calendars are available to …

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2017 Jazz Fest Poster Contest Winner Announced

2017 Jazz Fest Winning Painting - Image of Newport Pier at Night

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — The City of Sunny Isles Beach is proud to announce the 2017 winner of the Jazz Fest Poster Contest, Dmitri Ivnitski with his painting, “A Sundowner.” Dmitri’s gorgeous painting features a nightlife scene at the Newport Pier in Sunny Isles Beach with City lights in the background. Dmitri will be awarded a $500 prize and …

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Sunny Isles Beach Renourishment Project Starts Soon

Aerial view of the beach and Newport Fishing Pier, showing the eroding beachline.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces that construction starts soon for the Sunny Isles Beach renourishment project. The $8.6 million project is part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The Corps’ contractor, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, will place approximately 140,000 cubic yards of …

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Looking Forward to a Special Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest

10th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest featuring jazz fest performers, the Spinners, Cornell Gunter's Coasters Featuring Edwin Cook, and Lourdes Valentin.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl This is the time of year when the weather gets a little cooler, another hurricane season comes to a close, and our annual Jazz Fest happens. This is a big year for Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest for two reasons. The first is that our Jazz Fest will celebrate its …

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From the City Manager: Police Chief’s Address at Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Police k-9 and bites on a arm covering worn by a police officer on the ground during a K-9 Police Unit demonstration.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — By Chris Russo, City Manager Too often in some communities, people equate police officers with ‘enforcement,’ such as receiving a speeding ticket, arresting someone, or worse. Listening to Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas address the Aventura Marketing Council at the Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, I was reminded of …

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It Takes A Village: PD Protecting the People

Police officer direct traffic in the hot sun.

Monday, October 30, 2017 — An AM 880 The Biz Radio Interview with Police Chief Maas By now it is apparent that the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department were unsung heroes following the events of Hurricane Irma. Our officers were out every minute of every day controlling traffic in sweltering conditions. They climbed tens of stories to rescue residents who …

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Update From Commissioner Svechin on School Address Verification Initiative

This is a photo of the Norman S. Edelcup Community School.

Monday, October 30, 2017 — By Commissioner Larisa Svechin Winter is a time for days off of school, travel, and visiting with family. It is a time for welcoming tourists and friends. Reflecting on 2017, I asked residents what interests them. Unanimously, they asked for an update on the City-sponsored, school address verification initiative. Our community school is crowded; so …

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Update from the City Manager: 2017-18 Budget

Sunny Isles Beach City Seal

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 — By Chris Russo, City Manager Before I begin, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the fine job our staff and members of our community did in handling Hurricane Irma. To all our essential City staff, including Police, Ocean Rescue, Parks, Public Works, Building, Code Compliance, Finance, and Administration, as well as those non-essential …

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Resident Volunteers Step Up to Clean Up

Volunteers standing outside in front of debris following Hurricane Irma.

Monday, October 2, 2017 — By Commissioner Larisa Svechin Sunny Isles Beach is profoundly diverse and unique. For many reasons, this is the only city I would live in. Yet, it was not until Hurricane Irma that I realized how true this statement is. As a community we proved what I suspected: that we are resilient yet patient, not perfect …

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