Town Council

The Town of Indian River Shores operates under a Council - Manager system of government in which the legislative branch and the town manager administer its policies.

The five-member legislative branch, or Town Council, is elected at large by the residents for a 4-year term. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years. Open positions are staggered, so that there will be either two or three seats open for election every two years. Following elections, the Council selects the Mayor and Vice Mayor from among themselves at an organizational meeting. All elected officials are subject to a term limit of two consecutive terms.

As the Town's legislative body, the Council determines all policies, adopts ordinances and resolutions, approves appropriations and the town's annual budgets, sets the tax rate, and appoints the Charter officers for town manager, town clerk, and town attorney.

An historical list of elected and appointed officials is found here. Click here for a brief biography of each council member.

Please see the Elections page if you are interested in running for a position on the Town Council.

Council Chambers Interior
Indian River Shores Council Chambers Interior
Council Chambers
Courtyard Entrance
Councilman Sam Carroll being sworn into office
Incoming councilman/Mayor Tom Slater
Incoming councilman/Mayor Tom Slater
Councilman Foley being sworn into Council
Councilman Foley being sworn into Council
Councilmember Debbi Peniston, Vice Mayor Bob Auwaerter, Mayor Tom Slater, Coun Brian Foley, Coun Sam Carroll
Debbi Peniston takes Oath of Office
Debbi Peniston takes Oath of Office
Councilmember Debbi Peniston, Vice Mayor Bob Auwaerter, Mayor Tom Slater, Coun Brian Foley, Coun Sam Carroll
Oath to Bob Auwaerter by Town Clerk Laura Aldrich 11-17-16
Oath to Bob Auwaerter by Town Clerk Laura Aldrich 11-17-16

Elected officials for the Town:

Thomas F. Slater, Mayor

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Elected 3-2013 - 11-2016 Appointed 4-2018 - 11-2020

Robert F. Auwaerter, Vice Mayor

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Elected 11-2016
Through 11-2020

Jesse L. "Sam" Carroll, Jr., Councilman

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Elected 11-2018
Through 11-2022

Brian T. Foley, Councilman

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Elected 11 -2018
Through 11-2022

Deborah H. Peniston, Councilmember

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Elected 11-2016
Through 11-2020

The elected officials may be contacted through the Town Clerk's office at (772) 231-1771, extension 121, and receive their mail using the Town Hall address of 6001 N. Highway A-1-A, Indian River Shores, FL 32963-1014.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from municipal officials are public records and are available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications may be subject to public disclosure as part of a public records request. If you do not want the potential for your e-mail address to be released, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact us by phone or in writing.-- F.S. 668.606

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