Commission News

City Commission Meeting - November 15, 2021

Alec Arroyo Named Christopher Palmieri Employee of the Quarter – 3rd Quarter, 2021

Alec's fiance, Alec Arroyo, and Mayor AyoubCongratulations to Alec Arroyo, Administrative Coordinator (Human Resources/Fire) for being named the Christopher Palmieri Employee of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter 2021. Alec was recognized at the November 15, 2021 City Commission Meeting and was nominated by his co-workers for being reliable, dedicated, and always taking the initiative to help out whenever needed. Way to go, Alec! 

The Christopher Palmieri Employee of the Quarter Program was established in June of 2018 in memory of City Employee, District Chief Chris Palmieri. Throughout the year, we remember our friend and co-worker, and the example he set as a positive and committed employee of the City of Safety Harbor, which is the true meaning behind our Employee of the Quarter Program.

Pictured – Alec’s fiance’, Thu, Alec Arroyo (HR/FD), and Mayor Ayoub

City Commission Meeting - November 1, 2021

Tom Trask with Mayor Joe Ayoub and wifeTom Trask, Code Enforcement Board Attorney Receives Years of Service Award

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Tom Trask, Code Enforcement Board Attorney, who was recognized at the November 1st City Commission meeting for serving the Board for the past 30 years!! 

Congrats, Tom and thank you for your years of dedication, devotion, and service to the City, and the citizens!  

Pictures L to R – Tom Trask (Code Enforcement Board Attorney); Mayor Ayoub; Tom’s wife


Diversity Advisory Board member Vincent Smith with Mayor Joe AyoubNovember Is Native American Heritage Month

At the November 1st City Commission Meeting, the Mayor and City Commissioners recognized November as Native American Heritage Month by Proclamation to celebrate the rich tapestry of Indigenous peoples and honor their sacrifices, which we recognize as inextricably woven into the history of our Country.  The Diversity Advisory Board accepted the Proclamation.

Pictured – L to R – Vincent Smith (DAB Member) with Mayor Ayoub

City Commission Meeting - October 18, 2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month ProclamationOctober Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

At the October 18th City Commission Meeting, the Mayor and City Commissioners recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Proclamation to offer support towards survivors and those affected by domestic violence abuse.  Staff from the Hope Villages of America graciously accepted the Proclamation.

Pictured – L to R – Hope Villages of America Staff with Mayor Ayoub




Jennifer Bonilla with Mayor Joe AyoubJennifer Bonilla, Administrative Services Manager – Human Resources, Receives Years of Service Award

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Jennifer Bonilla who was recognized at the October 18th City Commission meeting for completing 5 years of service at City of Safety Harbor! 

Congrats, Jennifer and thank you for your years of dedication, devotion, and service to the City, to your co-workers, and the citizens!  

Pictures L to R – Jennifer Bonilla (HR); Daughter – Leah; and Mayor Ayoub





Brad Collins with Mayor Joe AyoubBrad Collins, Water/Wastewater Supervisor, Receives Years of Service Award

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Brad Collins who was recognized at the October 18th City Commission meeting for completing 5 years of service at City of Safety Harbor! 

Congrats, Brad and thank you for your years of dedication, devotion, and service to the City, to your co-workers, and the citizens!  

Pictures L to R – Brad Collins (Public Works) and Mayor Ayoub

Mallory Cyr (Librarian II) with Mayor Ayoub

Dave Volante (Public Works) with Mayor Ayoub

City Commission Meeting - October 5, 2021

Safety Harbor IT Department with Mayor Joe AyoubOctober Is Recognized as Cybersecurity Awareness Month

At the October 4, City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commissioners proclaimed October, 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  The City of Safety Harbor recognizes that it has a vital role in identifying,  protecting its citizens from, and responding to cyber threats that may have significant impact to our individual and collective security and privacy.

Thank you to Safety Harbor Information Technology Staff for all you do to maintain the computer security of the City.

Pictured L to R – Bill Feihl (IT Specialist); Paul Cales (IT Manager); Mayor Ayoub; Tim O’Brien (IT Specialist); and Chris Steffens (IT Specialist).


Maurice Washington receiving Years of Service Award from Mayor Joe AyoubMaurice Washington, Building Maintenance, Receives Years of Service Award

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Maurice Washington (Building Maintenance) who was recognized at last night’s City Commission meeting for completing 30 years of service at City of Safety Harbor! 

Congrats, Maurice and thank you for your years of dedication, devotion, and service to the City, to your co-workers, and the citizens!  

Pictured L to R – Maurice Washington (Building Maintenance)& Mayor Ayoub; Maurice and wife, Meloney & Mayor Ayoub (center), and Maurice’s family surrounding.


Tyrell Neal receiving Years of Service Award from Mayor Joe AyoubTyrell Neal, Meter Reader, Receives Years of Service Award

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Tyrell Neal who was recognized at last night’s City Commission meeting for completing 5 years of service at City of Safety Harbor! 

Congrats, Tyrell and thank you for your years of dedication, devotion, and service to the City, to your co-workers, and the citizens!  

Pictured L to R – Tyrell Neal's Mom, Sister, Tyrell Neal, Mayor Ayoub, and Tyrell's Dad


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The Safety Harbor City Commission meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 PM in the Commission Chambers located at 750 Main Street.