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The City is represented by five (5) City Commissioners who are elected to serve a four-year term. Commission members may only serve for two (2) consecutive terms. A commission member who has served two (2) consecutive terms may not run for election to commission for a two year period. The mayoral post rotates each year among the Commission members with a new Mayor and Vice Mayor assuming office each November. The City Commission represents the City and its citizens at large, determines City policy, approves contracts and agreements, establishes guidelines for and approves the expenditure of funds, and adopts or modifies City ordinances. On March 12, 2013, the electors voted to move the March municipal election to November and remove the Seat provision. The next election will be held November 4, 2014.

City Commission meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission chambers at City Hall. Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 78, AT&T u-Verse Channel 99, the City's live webstream and rebroadcast the following evening at 6:30 p.m. Commission meetings are also live streamed on the city’s website. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend Commission meetings.

Oakland Park residents and business owners are invited to personally meet with the Mayor and City Commissioners. You may contact the respective City Commissioners via the information below.

Mayor Jed Shank

1510 NW 42 Street Oakland Park, FL 33309
Date Elected: March 2013/Term Expires: November 2016

Jedidiah “Jed” Shank was elected to Oakland Park City Commission Seat #4 on August 24, 2010.

Appointed 2nd Alternate to Board of Directors/Broward League of Cities.

Mayor Jed Shank is a lifelong area resident and CPA (Certified Public Accountant) with private and government audit experience.

Growing up in South Florida, he learned the value of hard work and customer service while working in his parents’ business, Shank Animal Hospital, which has been located in Oakland Park for 40 years. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, pursued a 5 month overseas study in marine biology and aquaculture, and earned a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Heidi bought their first home in the Twin Lakes South neighborhood in 2001 where they still reside with their six beautiful children. They enjoy an array of outdoor activities including gardening, biking, kayaking, fishing, and camping.

Mayor Shank has three years of experience with Ernst & Young, LLP, a large public accounting firm, and nine years of experience with the Broward County Office of the County Auditor.

He is a graduate of the Oakland Park Local Government Academy (LGA), member of the Kiwanis Club of Oakland Park, and past president of the Twin Lakes South Neighborhood Organization.

Mayor Shank is open and accessible to all residents and business owners. If you would like to discuss City business simply call or e-mail to arrange an appointment.

Mayor Shank was unopposed for a second term in March 2013 and deemed re-elected. He can be contacted at: or 954-647-5349.

Vice Mayor Tim Lonergan

3800 NE 16 Avenue Oakland Park, FL 33334
Date Elected: March 2013/Term Expires: November 2016

Vice Mayor Lonergan is proud to have the opportunity to serve the Citizens of Oakland Park. He and his partner live in the Coral Heights neighborhood. Tim has worked for a national health insurance company since 1985 and is a Project Manager on their Medicare and Retirement Benefit Operations Team.

Tim is currently an Oakland Park Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Board Member. He is a graduate of the Oakland Park Local Government Academy (LGA) Class of 2010. He previously served on the Oakland Park General Employee Pension Plan Board of Trustees for 3 years and served as the City of Oakland Park’s appointed representative on the Resource Recovery Board.

Vice Mayor Lonergan has been an active and dedicated member of the Oakland Park Volunteer Corps since 2008. He is also a member of the Oakland Park Kiwanis, Oakland Park Garden Club, Corals of Oakland Park Homeowners Association (COPHA), Oakland Park Historical Society, Oakland Park Democratic Club and is a Friend of The Ethel M Gordon Oakland Park Library. When home, Tim enjoys spending time in his yard which is a Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation.

Tim believes in the importance of community involvement and service. He passionately works to help improve the Quality of Life throughout Oakland Park and believes that Oakland Park has the potential to become a thriving South Florida destination as well as an even more desirable hometown.

Vice Mayor Lonergan is focused on helping Oakland Park become a more affordable, desirable and safer place to live, shop, visit, work and play. He is dedicated and determined to see Oakland Park move successfully and prosperously into the future and believes it’s important that we all work together to build a strong sense of community and pride throughout the City. Together, we can and will make a difference.

If you want to discuss city business, you can send Tim an e-mail to or call him at 954-683-2658.

Commissioner Shari L. McCartney

351 NW 32 Court, Oakland Park, FL 33309
Re-Elected: November 2014/Term Expires: November 2018

Commissioner Shari McCartney and her family live in the Sleepy River Acres neighborhood. She co-founded the Sleepy River Acres neighborhood association; served on the Oakland Park Code Enforcement Board and is a graduate of the Oakland Park Local Government Academy.

Commissioner McCartney is a graduate of the University of Florida and St. Thomas University, School of Law. Shari is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale based law firm TrippScott, where her practice focuses on government-regulatory issues and general counsel for healthcare and education entities, and entities in other highly regulated industries.

Shari encourages input and participation from fellow residents and can be contacted at and at 954-295-0527.

Shari was elected to the City Commission, City of Oakland Park, FL in 2011 and re-elected in 2014.

  • Appointed to Broward County Planning Council
  • Appointed Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Vice-Chair on April 17, 2013
  • Appointed 1st Alternate to Board of Directors/Broward League of Cities
  • Serves as the City's representative to the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization;
  • Trustee of the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund;
  • Past chair and member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center;
  • Community Ambassador for The Salvation Army;
  • Substance Abuse Ministry volunteer for St. Anthony Catholic Church;
  • Member Oakland Park Kiwanis

Commissioner John Adornato III

3650 NE 12 Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Re-Elected: November 2014/Term Expires: November 2018

Commissioner John Adornato III has been living in Oakland Park since August of 2003. Oakland Park residents first voted John in as a City Commissioner in March 2011, and he was reelected in November 2014. John, his husband David, and their son Finn now live in the Corals.

In his civic role, John quickly engaged with the local community shortly after moving into North Andrews, in 2003 by walking his neighborhood to urge residents to vote to be annexed into Oakland Park rather than Fort Lauderdale. John served as an officer for the North Andrews Neighborhood Association, as Treasurer for five years, after serving two years as Vice President and then President. In 2005, John participated in the inaugural Oakland Park Local Government Academy. John was appointed to the Oakland Park Planning and Zoning Board in August 2009. John was also elected to be the Democratic Precinct Committeeman for District D024 in November 2008.

John currently serves as the Regional Director of the Sun Coast Office of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. The Sun Coast’s main campaigns are to work towards successful benefits of the Everglades Restoration for the south Florida national parks and the protection of the marine resources of Florida Bay and Biscayne National Park. John's duties as Regional Director allows him to travel throughout the region, including Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands engaging allies and park enthusiasts in our campaign to protect the natural and cultural resources of America’s National Parks.

He joined NPCA in February 2002 and focused on Everglades restoration goals for over five years. John twice served as the National Co-Chair of the 57-member Everglades Coalition, an umbrella group of public interest, conservation and environmental organizations that advocate for the restoration of America’s Everglades. John was appointed to a series of environmental seats on the following advisory committees: the Water Resources Advisory Commission to the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District for five years, the advisory team to the federal government for the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay, and currently on the federal advisory committee on the implementation of the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan of Big Cypress National Preserve. John also serves as the chair of the Florida Bay Stewardship Fund of the South Florida National Parks Trust.

Before moving to Florida, John completed the yearlong Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship through the National Sea Grant Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2001. He served in the Capitol Hill office of Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) managing legislative issues related to national marine sanctuaries, fisheries, ocean exploration, and aquaculture. In December 2001, John received his Master’s degree from the University of Maryland in Wetland Plant Ecology. John holds a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Russian language from Tufts University in 1996 and is originally from Springfield, MA.

Commissioner Sara Guevrekian

1741 NW 36 Court, Oakland Park, Florida 33309
Date Elected: March 2013/Term Expires: November 2016

Commissioner Sara Guevrekian has been a resident of the City of Oakland Park since the 1980's and resides in the Royal Palm Isles neighborhood.

Sara strives to make positive contributions toward protecting what is good about Oakland Park while also deterring negative elements from impacting our everyday quality of life and encourages each member of our community to do the same. She is an avid proponent of community building, encourages community participation in local government and is happy to exchange ideas on topics that affect the overall betterment and prosperity of our great City of Oakland Park.

Civic activities: Adopt-A-Street coordinator and volunteer; Oakland Park Local Government Academy graduate; Broward Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy graduate; BSO Citizens Observer Patrol volunteer; Royal Palm Isles Neighborhood Group community organizer, founding member; City of Oakland Park’s annual Youth Day and Oktoberfest events volunteer.


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