A Council-Manager form of government governs the Town of Golden Beach, combining the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of a professional town manager.
The Town Council sets policy, approves the budget, and sets the tax rate. The appointed Town Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the town and serves as the Council's chief advisor. The Town Manager prepares a recommended budget, recruits and hires most of the government's staff, and carries out the council's policies. While the Town Manager may recommend policy decisions, he or she is bound by the consent of the Council. The Council appoints three additional staff members: the Town Attorney, Town Clerk, and Building Official.
Four regulatory boards and various advisory committees support the Town government. Members are citizens who want to participate in the governmental operations of the town and who are appointed by the Mayor and Town Council.
Golden Beach Town Council
The Town's registered voters elect the Mayor and council members. Elections are held every two years. The Mayor is elected for a two-year term and council members are elected to four-year terms.
Regular meetings of the Town Council are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chamber. Council meetings are subject to change.