In January 2005, the residents of what is now known as Cutler Bay voted to incorporate. After months of work, the Town Charter was approved on November 8, 2005, and was effective the next day, making the Town of Cutler Bay the youngest incorporated municipality in the State of Florida.
The Town's first Mayor, John F. Cosgrove, a former Florida State Legislator for over 25 years, was elected in January, 2006, and on February 2nd, the Mayor and Town Council Members were sworn into office.
On April 19, 2006, Mayor John Cosgrove passed away while vacationing with his daughter. Due to the untimely passing of our first Mayor, pursuant to the Town Charter, Vice Mayor Paul Vrooman became the new Mayor of our Town.
Currently, our Town is home to over 40,000 residents. Cutler Bay is governed by a five-member Town Council and operates under a Council-Manager form of government.
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