Coconut Creek operates under a Commission-City Manager form of government. There are five Commissioners on the City Commission. Although each Commissioner represents a specific district within the City View map of Voting Districts here, they are elected at large. Each member serves a four-year term. Find out who is my commissioner

The Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected by the Commissioners from amongst themselves and they serve in that position for a period of one year. The City Commission also appoints the City Manager, who serves as the chief administrator of the City government.

Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at City Hall (4800 West Copans Road).

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Sandy Welch - Mayor  954-956-1401
Lou Sarbone - Vice Mayor  954-973-6760
Becky Tooley - Commissioner 954-956-1404
Mikkie Belvedere - Commissioner 954-956-1402
Josh Rydell - Commissioner 954-956-1403

Sandra L. Welch
Mayor

Sandra Welch and her husband Andy, grew up in Southern Illinois and moved to Coconut Creek in 1997. She has held all offices in The Women's Club of Coconut Creek, currently on the Board of Directors, and chairs the Festival of Lights fundraiser. She served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Coconut Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 2001-2013. Along with other business and civic leaders, Welch served as a facilitator during the City’s Vision 2020 strategic planning session. Welch was a member of the first Coconut Creek Citizen’s Academy in 2007.

Currently, Mayor Welch serves on the Scholarship/Student Ambassador Committee with the Broward League of Cities. Also at the Broward County level, she is an appointed member of both the Climate Change Task Force, as well as the Water Advisory Board, and served on the Human Rights Board through June 2015. She previously represented the City at Florida League of Cities on the Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources Legislative Committee.

At the local City level, she serves on the SAC (School Advisory Council) of Monarch High School, Coconut Creek High School, Dave Thomas Education Center West Campus, and Atlantic Technical High/College. In addition she sits on the Atlantic Technical College Career Placement Advisory Board. Sandra mentors students at Monarch and Coconut Creek High School. She chaired the Coconut Creek/Margate 2014 Relay for Life community fundraiser event, which was held for 10 years at Monarch High School. In relation to BOLD Justice (Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice), Sandra is a team leader.

Mayor Welch attended Southern Illinois University and retired in 2013 from American Express after 18 years as an Executive Assistant in Customer Service, Billing and Payment Services, and Human Relations/Affirmative Action Plans.


Lou Sarbone
Vice Mayor

Lou Sarbone, a New Jersey native, moved to Coconut Creek in 1989, has served on the Winston Park Elementary Advisory Board and School Improvement Team, Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and Planning & Zoning Advisory Board. He also served as Chair of the Broward County Resource Recovery Board.

He is employed in the auto finance industry.


Becky Tooley
Commissioner

Before her election to the Commission, she served on the City's Environmental Board and Planning and Zoning Board. She currently serves on the Boards of numerous community organizations, including the Coconut Creek Woman's Club, Alzheimer's Family Center Board of Trustees, Northwest Medical Center, Coconut Creek Democratic Club and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 157. She is a mentor at Atlantic Technical Center through Take Stock in Children, and a mentor at Coconut Creek High School.

Commissioner Tooley is a member of the City's CERT Team and is involved with the Junior Achievement and Atlantic Technical College's Spark Tank Program. The Alzheimer's Family Center honored her with the 2014 Field Community Involvement Award, she was inducted to Broward County's Senior Hall of Fame, received the 2013 Women Warrior Award from the Women's Political Caucus of Florida, named 2012 Broward County Mentor of the Year and the 2010 Mentor of the Year for Atlantic Technical College. She currently serves on the SAC Board for Coconut Creek High School.


Mikkie Belvedere
Commissioner

Commissioner Belvedere is a financial professional with years of volunteer government experience including an appointment to the Coconut Creek Planning and Zoning Board and Chairing the City's Affordable Housing Committee and Environmental Advisory Board. She is the Founder of the Coconut Creek Multicultural Circle, a member of the Wynmoor Hurricane Emergency Network, is a Trustee of The Sisterhood of Liberal Jewish Temple, President of the Hebrew Club of Wynmoor, Member of Coconut Creek CERT Team, former Chairperson of the Education Liberal Jewish Temple, and Board Member of the MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization), Member of the MPO Steering Committee.  Commissioner Belvedere served as a Charter Member and Ambassador Committee representative for the Coconut Creek Chamber of Commerce, is a former participant of the Broward Mentoring Program and a former Board Member of The Sawgrass Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Commissioner Belvedere was born in Israel, lived and attended schools in New York City, lived in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and has been a resident of Coconut Creek since 1992.

For the past fifteen years, Commissioner Belvedere has volunteered in the Broward County Prime Time Program, reading to children.


Joshua Rydell
Commissioner

Joshua Rydell was born in Buffalo, New York and moved to Florida after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware. After completion of his college education, he moved to Broward County, Florida and attended Nova Southeastern University’s Law Center, where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree.

He is the principal attorney with The Law Offices of Joshua D. Rydell, with a focus in criminal and civil litigation as well as administrative professional representations. He has served on the Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation Board and is an alumnus of the Coconut Creek Citizen’s Academy. He currently is an appointed member of Broward County’s Substance Abuse Advisory Board.  Commissioner Rydell is also appointed as committee member for The Florida Bar’s grievance committee.