At the November Board of County Commissioner’s meeting, the board chose Commissioner Heather Carruthers to serve as Monroe County Mayor and Commissioner Michelle Coldiron to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the next year. Mayor Carruthers is in her third term as commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Coldiron is in her first term.
Mayor Carruthers recognized outgoing Mayor Sylvia Murphy for her mayoral duties for the past year.
The mayor title is given to the chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners. The commissioners choose the designee based on a majority vote, usually at the November board meeting. A mayor pro tem is also designated to fill in when the mayor is unavailable. The mayor presides over the Board of County Commissioners meetings and serves as the Monroe County representative at ceremonial occasions. The mayor is also responsible for signing and cosigning documents with the County Clerk.