Mayor of Palmetto Bay Eugene Flinn

News & Announcements

Mayor Flinn Participates in Women That Shine Program
Mayor Flinn participated in the Women that Shine Program, "recognizing outstanding women and inspiring role models in our community," including our current District 8 County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. Congratulations for a successful 2017 Women That Shine event to all who participated and put this event together. Read more. Posted 3/29/17

Mayor Attends FLC's 2017 Legislative Action Days
Mayor Eugene Flinn made a visit to Tallahassee and attended the Florida League of Cities (FLC) 2017 Legislative Action Days. Attendees were provided with detailed information on the League’s legislative priorities and positions. Click here to review the position page provided by the FLC, as well as information on the legislative priorities. Posted 3/24/17

 

Planning, Parks & People are Taking Over February & March
February and March will be big months in the Village featuring more of the “P”s that I keep harping on! Planning, Parks & People are some of the big “P”s that we are involved in. Please Plan on attending and Participating (or otherwise Providing inPut via e-mail or other means) at our Safe Routes to School Improvements Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 7:00 PM at our Village Hall. Click here for more info.

What is Being Done to Make Miami Safer for Bicyclists
By all measures, Miami is one of the nation's least safe cities on two wheels. Florida as a whole has the most bicycle fatalities in the nation and has the four deadliest cities for cyclists. Between 2010 and 2014, 47 cyclists died across Miami; another 3,591 were injured. South Florida has made improvements in recent years. Miami now boasts an expansive bike-sharing program, a smattering of green bike lanes, and signs that signal to drivers to "share the road." Read more.

Today, the Palmetto Bay community mourns the loss of longtime Perrine Elementary School (Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts) Principal and a dear friend to the Village, Ms. Rosemary Fuller.

Principal Fuller was an outstanding person who served Palmetto Bay as a member of one of our original advisory committees and played an essential role in solidifying the great relationships we have with our local schools. She helped me start up what is now an annual tradition, our Palmetto Bay Principals’ Breakfast – establishing a bridge between Palmetto Bay and our local schools. She remained active in the community well after her retirement from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and we would occasionally cross paths at the Palmetto Bay Business Association and other events held in South Miami-Dade County.

On behalf of the Village, I’d like to extend my condolences not only to Principal Fuller’s family, but also to all of her students and her fellow educators whose lives she impacted through her passion and dedication to education.

 

Catch the highlights of the 2016 State of the Village Address here.

Mayor's News Archive

 


Biography

Mayor Eugene Flinn is a lifelong resident of Miami-Dade County, graduating from Southwest Miami Senior High and earning BA and JD degrees from the University of Miami. Married to Alexandra Flinn, author of books for young adult readers, they have two daughters: Katherine is a student at University of Florida; and Meredith is a student at Miami Palmetto Senior High. Mayor Flinn is an attorney. His hobbies include fitness training, the arts, bicycling, rafting, and enjoying the outdoors in general. he also enjoys traveling and gardening.


Honors/Past Service

Mayor Eugene Flinn is one of the founders of Palmetto Bay as well as serving as the founding Mayor between 2002 and 2010. In recognition of his service, Mayor Flinn as received the Steven J. Cranman Professional Public Service Award for exemplifying a superior level of commitment to the community by Chamber South; and the South Dade Leadership Award by The Rotary Club of Perrine-Cutler Ridge/Palmetto Bay. He has also served on numerous PTSAs and other community organizations. Memberships including:

  • Palmetto Bay Business Association
  • Palmetto Bay Garden Club
  • South Dade YMCA
  • PTSAs, Coral Reef Elementary, Southwood Middle, Coral Reef Senior and Miami Palmetto Senior High Schools.
  • South Dade Municipal Coalition, Chamber South
  • Junior Orange Bowl Committee, including service on the Board of Directors as well as a past chair of the International Junior Golf Tournament
  • Chair, Palmetto Bay Incorporation Steering Committee
  • Chair Palmetto Bay Municipal Advisor Committee.

Accomplishments

As Palmetto Bay’s first Mayor, Eugene Flinn is proud of the accomplishments of this Village, which include:

  • Completion of Florida’s first-ever LEED Platinum certified Municipal Center;
  • Obtaining millions in grants and appropriations to create the “Village of Parks;”
  • Working to create a small efficient government which he terms “government lite;"
  • Saving millions in reserves which all together earned Palmetto Bay an outstanding AA bond rating.

Mayor Flinn also is proud of working with the original Village Council to renovate existing parks and buying new parkland, as well as bringing diverse park amenities including a dog park, softball complex, beach volleyball courts, and a skate park. He also working hard to purchase and preserve a bay front park (Thalatta Estate). Other activities include Earth Week programming and promoting ongoing family movie nights in the parks.


Contact Information:

  • Office: 305-259-1234
  • Village e-mail

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