Beach Community Working Group

On December 19, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners formed a Beach Community Working Group consisting of Mike Mullin, County Manager/County Attorney; Taco Pope, Assistant County Manager; Doug Podiak, Facilities Maintenance Director; Gil Langley, Executive Director of the Tourist Development Council; Butch Osborne, Director of Operations for the Sheriff’s Office; Mac Morriss, Ex-Officio Member; and Lowell Hall, Ex-Officio Member.

The group was directed to review current beach related Ordinances and use of the beach and to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners as to any updates or amendments that need to be made. A total of sixteen (16) meetings have been held to date. Hundreds of individuals have appeared at meetings and hundreds more have sent emails expressing concerns about a myriad of issues including but not limited to, items left on the beach, horseback riding, safety concerns, and littering, however most of the concerns related to beach driving and unregulated camping.

​Below are all documents related to the Beach Community Working Group Meetings and their final recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners will schedule future workshops to discuss the recommendations. Those dates will be posted here.

Meeting Minutes
Press Releases regarding meetings of the Committee 

​Beach Committee's Final Recommendation:
Report to the Board of County Commissioners dated November 6, 2019
Appendix 1 to Report-Written Input
Appendix 2 to Report-Written Input

Comments from County Manager, Michael Mullin, regarding beaches in the unincorporated areas dated November 18, 2019