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 of 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 L. “Sam” Carroll, Jr., Councilman

Community of Residence: John’s Island
Resident of Indian River Shores since: 2016, property owner since 1996
Has also lived in: Atlanta, GA and Rye, NY
Occupation: Retired, Private Wealth Management (Morgan Stanley, 1978-2013)
Currently serves on: Beach & Shores Preservation Committee and Economic Development Council (EDC),
Enjoys: Golf, Physical fitness training and travel

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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