Brief Biographies Of Indian River Shores’ Town Council Members

Tom Slater, Mayor

Tom Slater, Mayor

Community of Residence: John’s Island Resident of Indian River Shores since: 2002 Has also lived in: Cleveland, New York City, Knoxville, TN
Occupation: Retired CEO & Private Investor; Chairman and CEO Pebco, Inc.; Retired Chairman, Takoda
Group Currently serves on: Affordable Housing Advisory Committee; Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities (TCRLC), FL League of Cities Intergovernmental Relations
Enjoys: Golf, Travel

Bob Auwaerter, Vice Mayor

Bob Auwaerter, Vice Mayor

Community of Residence: Ocean Colony Resident in Indian River Shores since: 2014 Has also lived in: Malvern & Philadelphia, PA and Chicago, IL
Occupation: Retired Portfolio Manager Currently serves on: Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC), CoVB Utilities Commission
Enjoys: Reading history, bicycling, beach walking

Jesse “Sam” Carroll, Jr.

Jesse “Sam” Carroll, Jr.

Councilman Community of Residence: John’s Island Resident of Indian River Shores since: 2002, landowner since 1990 Has also lived in: NY, OH, NJ Occupation: Retired CEO
Currently serves on: Economic Development Council (EDC), Beach & Shores Preservation
Enjoys: Golf, bridge, tennis

Brian Foley, Councilman

Brian Foley, Councilman

Community of Residence: Pebble Bay Estates
Resident in Indian River Shores since: 2007 (full time since 2015)Has Also Lived in: Rye, New York Occupation: Retired Attorney (FL, NY & CT bars)
Currently Serves on: Treasure Coast Council of Local Government (TCCLG)
Enjoys: Golf, Travel, Beach

Deborah (Debbi) Peniston, Councilmember

Deborah (Debbi) Peniston, Councilmember

Community of Residence: John’s Island Resident of Indian River Shores since: 1988 Has also lived in: NY, CT
Occupation: Independent Banking Professional
Currently serves on: Elec. Officials Oversight Committee (EOOC) Also serves on: Riverside Theatre Board of Trustees; Distinguished Lecturer Series Co-Chair; various Riomar Country Club committees
Enjoys: Golf, bridge

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