Coconut Creek operates under a Commission-City Manager form of government. There are five Commissioners on the City Commission. Although each Commissioner represents a specific district within the City (View map of Voting Districts here), they are elected at large. Each member serves a four-year term.

The Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected by the Commissioners from amongst themselves and they serve in that position for a period of one year. The City Commission also appoints the City Manager, who serves as the chief administrator of the City government.

Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at City Hall (4800 West Copans Road).

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Becky Tooley - Mayor  954-956-1404
Mikkie Belvedere - Vice Mayor  954-973-6760
Lou Sarbone - Commissioner
Sandra L. Welch - Commissioner
Joshua Rydell - Commissioner

Mayor Becky Tooley

Becky Tooley was selected as Mayor in March 2015.

Becky was elected to the Commission in 2001 and re-elected in March 2004, 2007, and 2011. She represents District A, which encompasses the area south of Coconut Creek Parkway to the southern boundary of the city, and the west side of Lyons Road to just south of Sample Road.

Before her election to the Commission, Mayor Tooley served on the City's Environmental Board and Planning and Zoning Board. She currently serves on the Boards of numerous community organizations, including the Coconut Creek Woman's Club, Alzheimer's Family Center Board of Trustees, Northwest Medical Center, Coconut Creek Democratic Club and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 157. She is a mentor at Atlantic Technical Center through Take Stock in Children and a member of the City's CERT Team.  The Alzheimer's Family Center honored her with the 2014 Field Community Involvement Award, she  was inducted to Broward County's Senior Hall of Fame, received the 2013 Women Warrior Award from the Women's Political Caucus of Florida, and named 2012 Mentor of the Year.

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Vice Mayor Mikkie Belvedere

Mikkie Belvedere was elected to the Commission in March of 2009. She was selected as Vice Mayor in March 2011, serving in that capacity until 2013. She was again selected as Vice Mayor in March of 2015. She represents District B, which encompasses Wynmoor Village, Centura Park, and a portion of the Township. Commissioner Belvedere is a financial professional with years of volunteer government experience including an appointment to Coconut Creek Planning and Zoning Board and Chairing the City's Affordable Housing Committee and Environmental Advisory Board. She is the Founder of the Coconut Creek Multicultural Circle, a member of the Wynmoor Hurricane Emergency Network and serves as a Charter Member and Ambassador Committee representative for the Coconut Creek Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner  Belvedere has been a member of the Broward Mentoring Program for three years, is a Board member of The Sisterhood of Liberal Jewish Temple and  The Sawgrass Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors,  former Board member of a Chapter of The City of Hope, member of Coconut Creek CERT, and is currently the Education Chairperson of the Liberal Jewish Temple.

Commissioner Belvedere was born in Israel, lived and attended schools in New York City, lived in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and has been a resident of Coconut Creek since 1992.

For the past fifteen years, Commissioner Belvedere has volunteered in the Broward County Prime Time Program, reading to children.

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Commissioner Lou Sarbone

Lou Sarbone was elected to the Commission in 2001 and re-elected in March 2004, 2007 and 2011. He represents District D, which encompasses the area west of Lyons Road from Sample Road to the Sawgrass Expressway and east of Lyons Road north of Winston Park Boulevard and including the Sorbet and CocoBay developments north of the Sawgrass Expressway.

Commissioner Sarbone, a New Jersey native, moved to Coconut Creek in 1989, has served on the Winston Park Elementary Advisory Board and School Improvement Team, Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and Planning & Zoning Advisory Board. He also served as Chair of the Broward County Resource Recovery Board.

He is employed in the auto finance industry.  

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Commissioner Sandra L. Welch

Sandra L. (Sandy) Welch was elected commissioner in March 2013.  She represents District C, which includes Township north of Copans Road to south of Sample Road,  as well as much of the area east of Lyons Road from Sample Road north to Sawgrass Expressway.

Commissioner Welch and her husband Andy, grew up in Southern Illinois and moved to Coconut Creek in 1997.  She has held all offices of The Women's Club of Coconut Creek, and currently co-chairs Festival of Lights and Annual Fair Bake Table CommIttees.  She served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Coconut Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 2001-2013. Along with other business and civic leaders, Welch served as a facilitator during the City’s Vision 2020 strategic planning session.  Welch was a member of the first graduating Coconut Creek Citizen’s Academy in 2007.          

Currently, Commissioner Welch serves on the Scholarship/Student Ambassador Committee and Leadership Training & Development with the Broward League of Cities.  Also at the Broward County level, she is an appointed member of the Climate Change Task Force, and served on the Human Rights Board through June 2015.  

At the local City level, she serves on the SAC (School Advisory Council) of Monarch High School, Coconut Creek High School, Dave Thomas Education Center West Campus, and Atlantic Technical Center, as well as, Atlantic Technical Center Career Placement Advisory Board.  She chaired the Coconut Creek/Margate 2014 Relay for Life community fundraiser event,  which is held annually at Monarch High School, and remains active on the event planning committee.

Commissioner Welch attended Southern Illinois University and retired in 2013 from American Express after 18 years as an Executive Assistant in Customer Service, Billing and Payment Services, and Human Relations/Affirmative Action Plans.

Commissioner Joshua Rydell

Joshua Rydell was elected to the City Commission District E seat in March 2015.  District E encompasses, but is not limited to, Country Woods, Coco Lakes, Deerfield Lake Mobile Home Park, and parts of Winston Park.

Commissioner Rydell was born in Buffalo, New York and moved to Florida after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.  After completion of his college education, he moved to Broward County, Florida and attended Nova Southeastern University’s Law Center, where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree.  

Commissioner Rydell is the principal attorney with The Law Offices of Joshua D. Rydell, with specialties in Defense work and professional representations.  He has served on the Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation Board since 2013 and is an alumnus of the Coconut Creek Citizen’s Academy.


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