Vero has a several commissions, established to advise the City Council on specific areas of the City interests. The commission members often have deep experience in the subjects, and can be a source of wise advice for the City, as City Council members often do not have time or the skill set to understand all the various interests of the City. The commissions for the most part are made up of citizen volunteers. If you have a particular area of interest and want to help guide your City, please call the City Clerk’s office and ask how to get involved.
The commissions to choose from are: Finance, Utility, Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement, Tree and Beautification, Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary Advisory Committee, Marine, Historic Preservation, Airport, Architectural Review, and the Historic Downtown Vero Beach Economic Development Advisory Committee.
I find this city remarkable, as its citizens care, are very generous, and are quick to notice a need and do something about it. The most obvious example is the enormous non-profit effort in Vero, in both the variety of causes, and the total money raised annually. But beyond that is the unsolicited efforts to create an art district, to build a copula at leisure square, to refurbish parks with new playground equipment, to create a huge pickle ball program, to raise money for a skate park, to set up a website to push September sales, and many other selfless efforts by Vero’s citizens.
This City is exceptional.