Vice Mayor Jaime Mendal has resided in Golden Beach since he was a child. Elected in February 2017, Mr. Mendal is believed to be the youngest Councilmember in Golden Beach history. Now in his second term on Council, Vice Mayor Mendal has focused on various areas including ensuring proper allocations of town funds and minimizing waste, streamlining processes involving the Building Department and helping the Department to provide more online services, as well as working with the Town Manager to offset costs to the town by securing State and Federal dollars.
After graduating from Tufts University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations, Mr. Mendal joined his family’s business in the pet industry. In his role, he oversaw the manufacturing facilities in Central and South America for the world’s largest, vertically integrated rawhide dog treat company.
In 2016, Mr. Mendal branched off to start Crafted Kibble. Crafted Kibble is an online subscription-based, pet nutrition product delivery platform. The company produces pre-portioned and pre-packaged high-quality customized kibble based on an individual dog’s unique nutritional needs. Through proprietary dietary and portioning algorithms, Crafted Kibble strives to improve the wellness of the U.S. pet population and enhance the bond between the family and their pet.
Mr. Mendal is eager to put the skills he has learned in the private sector to work on behalf of the residents of Golden Beach. He looks forward to continue working with the other members of the Town Council as well as with Town staff.