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City Commission Meeting - May 3, 2021

Members of Diversity Advisory Board accepting the Asian Pacific Island American Month ProclamationAsian Pacific American Heritage Month – May 2021

At the May 3, 2021 City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commissioners proclaimed the month of May, 2021 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the City of Safety Harbor in conjunction with the celebration of National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  The City of Safety Harbor recognizes the many contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent which represents a diversity of cultures and heritage.  

Pictured (l to r) accepting the proclamation was the Diversity Advisory Board - Sandra Mejicano (Vice-Chair); Mayor Ayoub; and Lewis Ponds, Jr. (Chair).


Jerry Wooten with Mayor Ayoub being recognized for his retirement Congrats to City Employee, Jerry Wooten from Community Development Department on His Retirement

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Jerry Wooten, Building Plans Examiner/Inspector, on his retirement after 18 years of service to City of Safety Harbor.  Jerry was recognized at last night’s City Commission meeting.  Congrats to Jerry and his family, we wish him all the best!   

Pictured – Nancy Wooten (Jerry’s wife); Jerry Wooten; and Mayor Ayoub.



Years of Service Awards May 3, 2021City Employee Receives Years of Service Recognition

Please join us in congratulating Rebekah Mason, Communications Manager (Leisure Services Department) who was recognized at last night’s City Commission meeting for 10 years of service with the City of Safety Harbor.  

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


City Commission Meeting - April 19, 2021

City of Safety Harbor Employees recognized at Commission meeting for years of serviceCity Employees Receive Years of Service Recognition

Please join us in congratulating the following City of Safety Harbor employees who were recognized at last night’s City Commission meeting for years of service (YOS) – 

Pictured (l to r) – Brian Dennington, Civil Designer II (Engineering Department) – 5 YOS; Charles Russell, III, Firefighter/Paramedic (Fire) – 15 YOS; Mayor Ayoub; Josh Pennino, District Chief (Fire) – 15 YOS; and Gabe Bauer, Recreation Leader I (Leisure Services) – 5 YOS.

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


Mayor Joe Ayoub swears in new City of Safety Harbor EmployeesCongratulations to City Employees Sworn In To Service

At the April 19, 2021 City Commission meeting, employees were sworn in to service.  Pictures are:  l to r – Alec Arroyo (HR/Fire); Peggy Van Kleek (Finance); Mayor Ayoub; and Robert Moser (Leisure Services).

Congratulations to All and welcome to Team Safety Harbor!




Sworn In City of Safety Harbor Employees pose for picture with Mayor Joe Ayoub


City Commission Meeting - April 5, 2021

Safety Harbor employees from various departments accept Top Workplace plaque from City CommissionCity Commission Presents Tampa Bay Times 2021 Top Workplace Plaque to City Employees

At last night’s City Commission meeting, City Staff accepted the Tampa Bay Times (TBT) 2021 Top Workplace award from the Mayor and Commissioners.  

The TBT Top Workplace list is based on employee feedback regarding workplace culture.  City Staff from all Departments attended the meeting to accept the 2021 Top Workplace recognition. 

Congratulations, Team Safety Harbor!


City employees accept Years of Service AwardsCity Employees Receive Years of Service Recognition

Please join us in congratulating the following City of Safety Harbor employees who were recognized at last night’s City Commission meeting for years of service (YOS).

Pictured (L to R): Michael Pounds, Captain (Fire Department) – 25 YOS; Gail Geraci, Circulation Supervisor (Library) – 20 YOS; Rick Burke, Senior Lift Station Mechanic (Public Works) – 30 YOS; Mayor Ayoub; Rachael Telesca, Deputy City Clerk (City Clerk) – 5 YOS; and Troy Wilcox, Civil Designer II (Engineering) – 5 YOS.

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

City Commission Meeting - March 15, 2021

City Commissioners City Clerk swears in three City Commissioners for their new termSwearing In Ceremony

At the March 15, 2021 City Commission meeting, 3 Commissioners were sworn in (pictured left to right) City Clerk Karen Sammons, Commissioner Nancy Besore, Commissioner Cliff Merz, and Commissioner Andy Steingold. Congratulations, All!  

Additionally, Commissioner Besore was named Vice Mayor!  Congratulations, Vice Mayor Besore!  




Commissioner Andy ZSafety Harbor Commissioner and Mayor gather with Commissioner Zodrow at his last meetingodrow

Please join the City of Safety Harbor in extending heartfelt appreciation and sincere thank you to Commissioner Andy Zodrow for his dedication to public service to the residents of Safety Harbor, City Commission, and Staff. Commissioner Zodrow served the City of Safety Harbor as Commissioner from March 2014 to March 2021, and was Vice-Mayor from March 2015 to March 2017.

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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.