Commission News

Commission Meeting - February 19, 2024

Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation DonationSafety Harbor Public Library Foundation Donation Presentation

At last night's City Commission meeting, the Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation board members came out to present a $500,000 check to the City of Safety Harbor for the construction of the second story library expansion.

Thank you Library Foundation for your support!

Commission Meeting - February 5, 2024

Fire Department District Chief Greg Newland Swearing In CeremonyFire Department District Chief Greg Newland Swearing In Ceremony

Congratulations to District Chief Greg Newland who was officially sworn into service at the City Commission meeting. District Chief Newland’s family presented him with his badge and Mayor Joe Ayoub facilitated the Oath of Office.

Black History Month Proclamation 2024Black History Month 2024 Proclamation

At the City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commission recognized February 2024 as Black History Month to celebrate the legacy of Black and African Americans whose power to lead, to overcome, and to expand the meaning and practice of American democracy has helped our Nation become a more fair and just society.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention ProclamationTeen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month Proclamation

At the City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commissioners proclaimed February 2024 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month to raise awareness and to offer support toward those affected by abuse.

The proclamation was accepted by Hope Villages of America, Vice President of Abuse Services John Long.

Commission Meeting - January 16, 2024

Sierra Club Community Partner of the YearSierra Club - Suncoast Group

Community Partner of the Year Award

At last night’s Safety Harbor City Commission Meeting, the Safety Harbor Owl Team came out to share their Partner of the Year Award from the Sierra Club – Suncoast group for their efforts and dedication to Safety Harbor’s owls and wildlife community and for spreading awareness about the harm of anticoagulant rodenticides.

Since 2022, the City Commission, City staff, the Safety Harbor Owl Team, the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and the community have worked cohesively to provide a safer environment for our wildlife. Continuous efforts from businesses, homeowners, and pest control companies have resulted in eliminating the use of anticoagulant rodenticides which were suspected to cause an unfortunate series of owl deaths in Philippe Park.

Commission Meeting - December 18, 2023

Years of Service Award - Sasha Binzel and Austin WeilerYears of Service Recognition

At Monday night's City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commission recognized Sasha Binzel from Public Works and Austin Weiler from the Fire Department on 5 Years of Service with the City of Safety Harbor.

Thank you, Sasha and Austin, for your dedication to the City's residents and your co-workers. Congratulations!

Staff Swearing In CeremonyEmployee Swearing In Ceremony

At Monday night’s City Commission meeting, Library Assistant I Michell Fortman and On-Call Leisure Services Staff James Zapko were sworn into service.

Congratulations and welcome to the team!

Mayors Award of Excellence Winner - Jonathan MillsMayor's Award of Excellence

Jonathan Mills won the Mayor’s Award of Excellence for Beautifying Safety Harbor for the work he's done at his family's home in Downtown. This award recognizes efforts by residents and businesses to beautify Safety Harbor through landscaping and renovation projects. 

Jonathan was recognized by the Mayor and Commission at Monday night's Commission meeting. His wife Claire and their children joined him for a festive photo with Mayor Joe Ayoub.

Thank you, Jonathan, for contributing to our beautiful community!

Commission Meeting - December 4, 2023

City Intern RecognitionIntern Recognition 12-4-23

The City of Safety Harbor is proud to partner with the Pinellas County Schools Executive Internship Program and Program Coordinator Dr. Mary C. Black. During the fall 2023 semester we had two interns – one worked with the Engineering Department and one with the Fire Department. At the December 4, 2023, City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commission recognized our fall interns for their contributions.


The Safety Harbor City Commission meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 PM in the Commission Chambers located at 750 Main Street.