Longtime Cutler Bay resident Michael Callahan, who has been active in the community serving on advisory committees and in various PTA groups, was elected to Seat 2 on the town council on Nov. 8.
Callahan said he appreciates the support of his fellow residents.
“I feel very honored to have been selected by the voters of Cutler Bay to sit on the town council,” he said. “I know my experience and community involvement will help me be an effective councilman.”
Looking ahead, there are a number of things he hopes to bring before the council.
“My top priorities will be helping our town deal with the traffic issues, continue to manage our development and keep from over-development, especially along Old Cutler Road,” Callahan said. “I want to continue to improve our parks and see that we build basketball courts for our residents as soon as we can and continue to look at adding additional park space.
“I want to make sure that we continue to work with our local business to ensure their success as well as working to fill empty retail space and attract new business to our town.”
Callahan, who is filling the council seat vacated by Sue Ellen Loyzelle, said he appreciates the opportunity to be a part of the team that will continue to move the town forward and keep it a special place.
“As a 40-year resident of Cutler Bay, I have seen and lived through many changes to our neighborhood,” he said. “As a council member I will work hard to ensure that we maintain the small town community that we have all enjoyed.
“The driving force behind incorporation was the ability to control our future and we have done a great job so far. There are challenges ahead of us but working together we will be able meet those challenges and continue to make Cutler Bay a great place to live. Thank You, Cutler Bay, for the opportunity to serve you as a member of your council.”