Shirley Groover Bryant
516 8th Ave. W.
Ph: (941) 723-4570
Fx: (941) 723-4576
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
The Mayor of Palmetto is an elected mayor and Palmetto is considered a “Strong Mayor” form of government. By Charter, the Mayor of Palmetto is the Chief Executive Officer of the city and is responsible for all operational matters of the city, including the nomination of the appointed officers of the city, with City Commission approval. The appointed officers include the Chief of Police, the City Clerk, the Public Works Director and the City Attorney.
The City Charter states that the Mayor may not vote on any action of the City Commission, including in the case of a tie. Accordingly, under the Florida Sunshine Law, the Mayor may consult with and discuss any subject with individual Commissioners.
The City Commission prescribes policy for the city, appropriates funds for the operation of the city, and approves the annual city budget, including the operating budget and the capital improvement program. The Mayor and department heads are responsible to carry out the approved policies and to carry out the annual budget.