FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—Brendan Aloysius Barry, a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, was appointed to the Sea Ranch Lakes Village Council=l in a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. In addition to local leaders, Brendan was joined by his family as well as United States Congressman Brian Mast (the representative for Florida’s 18th congressional district) who oversaw the ceremony.
Sea Ranch Lakes leadership includes seven Village council members and one mayor. In his role, Brendan will have a wide range of duties, including providing oversight of Village employees, proposing and passing the annual Village budget, and being responsive to Village residents. While the Mayor serves as the executive officer, the Village Council acts as the municipality’s legislative body.
The Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, incorporated in October 1959, was the vision of Robert H. Gore for a simple and secure beachside community. The private community is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, and by Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to the north and south.