Auditor Selection Committee

The Town Council is preparing to re-establish an Auditor Selection Committee. The primary purpose of this committee is to assist the Town Council in selecting an auditing firm to conduct the annual financial audit required by section 218.391 Florida Statutes.

The committee will consist of 3 to 5 members appointed by the Town Council. Each member of the committee should have financial experience and, if possible, at least one member should have prior experience in public accounting. The term is one year and members serve without compensation. The Mayor selects the Committee Chair. 

The appointments to the Auditor Selection Committee will be made at the regular Town Council meeting on April 5, 2017. If you are interested in applying, please submit to the Town Clerk’s office a brief written statement regarding your interest in serving and your skills related to the responsibilities of the Auditor Selection Committee members.

Please ensure your application is received by Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (deadline extended) and feel free to reach out to the Town Clerk if you have any questions at all.

Contact: (772) 581-2770 or*

More info? Click HERE.

​​Information on Rail Expansion

For many residents on the east coast of the state, the plan for a high-speed passenger rail system connecting Orlando to Miami, is a hot topic. To read more about this project from All Aboard Florida, the company behind the plan, click HERE. If you'd like to read about/sign up for a newsletter by a group, by the name Florida NOT All Aboard, opposing the plan, click HERE or connect with Citizens Against Rail Expansion (C.A.R.E.) HERE.

​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Town Council Meetings

A Town Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the new Sandpiper Room of the Orchid Island Beach Club at 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, FL 32963.

Copies of all documents pertaining to the meetings are available at Town of Orchid Town Hall, located at 7707 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32967 weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to any proposed Ordinance. Persons, who may wish to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at a meeting, will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Anyone requiring special accommodations in order to participate in the meetings should contact the Town Clerk at 772-581-2770 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

*​Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not wish your email address to be released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the Town Administration or its officials. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Beautiful Orchid in Your Photos

Town Hall would like to invite residents to submit their favorite snapshots taken around Orchid to be featured on the website. Your photo will be posted with your name. Email your best photo, perhaps taken on the golf course or looking out over the beach, along with your permission to post the picture on this website:*. 

Upcoming Local Planning Agency Meeting

The Local Planning Agency presently does not have any meetings scheduled.

​​Town of Orchid

located between the atlantic ocean and the intercoastal waterway in historic indian river county

Mayor's Newsletter

The Mayor writes a regular newsletter to keep Orchid's residents abreast of the latest news in town. Please click HERE to view Mayor Ofstie's most recent newsletter from January 2017. To see an archive of letters emailed to residents, visit the  Letters Archive  page of this website under the header Residents.


The website and this bulletin board were created for the benefit of the Town's residents, potential residents, and businesses who work with or in the Town. This space is utilized by the Town Staff to communicate information about the Town and its ongoing operations, We hope you will find the included, online resources informative and useful. If you have ideas for new features, information to include, or if you experience problems using this site, please contact a member of the Town Staff.