To Protect the Residents' Right to Quiet Enjoyment of Life
To Plan for Enhancing Our Village Character
To Preserve Our Community; Its People, Natural Resources, and Pride
To Provide Basic Services to Support our Quality of Life
Islamorada, Village of Islands
Incorporated December 31, 1997


The role and responsibilities of the Village Council are prescribed by the Village Charter. Since incorporation on December 31, 1997, Islamorada has operated under the council-manager form of municipal government. Islamorada has a five-member Village Council, each member representing the Village at large. Islamorada Village Council Members are appointed to two-year terms.

The Mayor in a council-manager form of government is the ceremonial head of the municipality, presides over council meetings and is recognized as the head of Village government for ceremonial matters. The Mayor is an important political figure, but does not have a role in day-to-day municipal administration. In Islamorada, the Mayor is appointed by fellow members of the Village Council for a one-year Mayoral term.

If you wish to contact a member of the Village Council, email addresses are provided below. Please Note: Email sent to one Councilmember may be forwarded to all other Councilmembers by the Village Clerk.

 "Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.  If you do not want your e-mail address released to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing."


Islamorada, Village of Islands
Council Members
Seat 1: Deb Gillis

Chris Sante



Seat 3: Jim Mooney


Seat 4: Ken Davis
Vice Mayor
Seat 5: Mike Forster

Village Council 2018-2020


Pictured left to right: Vice Mayor Mike Forster, Mayor Deb Gillis,
Judge Sharon Hamilton, Councilwoman Cheryl Meads,
Councilman Jim Mooney, Councilman Ken Davis.