Board of County Commissioners

The Florida Constitution states the governing body of each county shall be a Board of County Commissioners composed of five members serving staggered terms of four years, except when otherwise provided by the county charter.

After each 10-year census, the Board of County Commissioners shall divide the county into districts of contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practicable. One commissioner residing in each district shall be elected by the electors of the county.

Duties of the Board of County Commissioners

  • Review and pass the County budget and levy taxes.
  • Make appropriations for the operation of the County as identified in the budget.
  • Authorize bonds for capital improvements.
  • Manage County properties through the County Administrator.
  • Confirm division and department heads appointed by the County Administrator
  • Appoint special boards and committees.
  • Establish policy which, through the County Administrator, filters down to department heads and others who carry it out.
  • Present ordinances to the public for hearings and then vote whether or not to adopt them for inclusion in the County Code.
Commissioner Mayor Pro Tem Mayor
Commissioner Commissioner
District 1
Email Craig Cates
boccdis1@monroecounty-fl.gov

530 Whitehead Street
Suite 102
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-3440
District 2
Email Michelle Coldiron
boccdis2@monroecounty-fl.gov

25 Ships Way
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
(305) 292-4512
District 3
Email Heather Carruthers
boccdis3@monroecounty-fl.gov

500 Whitehead Street,
Suite 102
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-3430
District 4
Email David Rice
boccdis4@monroecounty-fl.gov

9400 Overseas Hwy,
Suite 210
Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 289-6000
District 5
Email Sylvia Murphy
boccdis5@monroecounty-fl.gov

102050 Overseas Hwy,
Suite 234
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 453-8787

The District Breakdown

  • District 1: East part of Key West, Stock Island, Key Haven
  • District 2: Boca Chica through 7 Mile Bridge, including the north side of US 1 to 63rd Court in Marathon
  • District 3: West part of Key West
  • District 4: Marathon, not including District 2, through Plantation Key with a small west end of Tavernier
  • District 5: Tavernier through Ocean Reef

Meetings

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners usually meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. at one of the following three locations:

Murray E Nelson Government Center
102050 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
March, June, September, December

Marathon Government Center
2798 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
January, April, July, October

Harvey Government Center
1200 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040
February, May, August, November


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2020 BOCC Meeting Schedule and Agenda Deadlines

  • Jan 22 at Marathon Government Center - Agenda Deadline is Jan. 7
  • Feb. 19 at Harvey Government Center - Agenda Deadline is Feb. 4
  • March 18 at Nelson Government Center - Agenda Deadline is March 3
  • April 15 at Marathon Government Center - Agenda Deadline is March 31
  • May 20 at Harvey Government Center - Agenda Deadline is May 5
  • June 17 at Nelson Government Center - Agenda Deadline is June 2
  • July 15 at Marathon Government Center - Agenda Deadline is June 30
  • Aug. 19 at Harvey Government Center - Agenda Deadline is Aug. 4
  • Sept. 16 at Nelson Government Center - Agenda Deadline is Sept. 1
  • Oct. 21 at Marathon Government Center - Agenda Deadline is Oct. 6
  • Tuesday (due to general election), Nov. 17 at Harvey Government Center - Agenda Deadline is Nov. 3
  • Dec. 9 at Nelson Government Center - Agenda Deadline is Nov. 24

ADA Assistance:If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrator's Office, by phoning 305-292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711."