First Council

From March 7, 1966:

Mayor George Lier
Vice Mayor Anne Denby Michael
Councilmember Jeannette Lier
Councilmember Joe Michael
Councilmember Helen Ryall


​From February 2, 1971:
Mayor George Lier
Vice Mayor Anne Denby Michael
Councilmember Jeannette Lier
Councilmember Joe Michael
Councilmember Lee E. Johnston

​From February 3, 1981:
Mayor Lee E. Johnston
Vice Mayor Anne Denby Michael
Councilmember Joe Michael
Councilmember Peter Lier
Councilmember Jeannette Lier

​From February 1, 1983:
Mayor Anne Denby Michael
Vice Mayor Jeannette Lier
Councilmember Lee E. Johnston
Councilmember Peter Lier
Councilmember Joe Michael

​From July 8, 1983:
Mayor Anne Denby Michael
Vice Mayor Peter Lier
Councilmember Jeannette Lier
Councilmember Lee E. Johnston
Councilmember Joe Michael

​From February 6, 1986:
Mayor Lee E. Johnston
Vice Mayor Peter Lier
Councilmember Jeannette Lier
Councilmember Joe Michael
Councilmember Anne Denby Michael


​​From February 4, 1987:
Mayor Lee E. Johnston
Vice Mayor Randy Finch
Councilmember Lisa Finch
Councilmember Ruby Johnston
Councilmember Michael Johnston


​​From September 1, 1988:
Mayor Lee E. Johnston
Vice Mayor Randy Finch
Councilmember Walter Rowan
Councilmember Ruby Johnston
Councilmember Julie Robinson


​​From September 20, 1988:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Vice Mayor (none)
Councilmember Walter Rowan
Councilmember Ruby Johnston
Councilmember Julie Robinson (also Town Clerk)


​From December 6, 1988:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember Geoff Graham
Councilmember Walter Rowan
Councilmember Julie Robinson


​From February 21, 1989:

Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Walter Rowan
Councilmember Julie Robinson


​From March 1, 1989:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Walter Rowan

​From May 9, 1989:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Walter Rowan

Councilmember Robert Bradshaw


​From J​uly 11, 1989:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Robert Bradshaw


​From January 4, 1990:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Robert Bradshaw

Councilmember John Cyr


​From July 25, 1990:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Louise Parente

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Image of Mr. Joe Michael accepting the town's charter from Arthur Karst

Mr. Joe Michael (left) accepts Town Charter from Mr. Arthur Karst. 

Photo by Bob Palmer.

Image of Article 5 of the Town Charter
​​​Town of Orchid

Town Manager Timeline
Ernest Polverari  Feb. 1990 - Oct. 2002
David Jakubiak   Feb. 2003 - Mar. 2005

Maria Aguilar     Apr. 2005 - Nov. 2007

Deb Branwell      Mar. 2008 - Jan. 2016

Noah Powers III  Dec. 2015 - Present

Image of Article 5 of the Town Charter
Image of Town of Orchid seal

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


Town Council Timeline


On March 7, 1966 the Charter, creating the Town, was adopted and officials were elected at the home of George and Jeannette Lier. Below is a listing of the councils over the years that followed. Dates and names are accurate to the extent of records at Town Hall.

Continued...

From November 15, 2004:
Mayor Richard Dunlop 
Vice-Mayor Walter Sackville 
Councilmember John Brehmer
Councilmember Barbara Greenbaum
Councilmember C. Warren Crandall


​​From April 5, 2006:

Mayor Richard Dunlop 

Vice-Mayor Sue Joyce

Councilmember Francis "Bud" Oatway
Councilmember Paul Johnson
Councilmember C. Warren Crandall


From November 5, 2008:

Mayor Richard Dunlop 

Vice-Mayor Sue Joyce

Councilmember Francis "Bud" Oatway
Councilmember Paul Johnson
Councilmember William Troxell


From November 15, 2010:

Mayor Richard Dunlop 

Vice-Mayor Francis "Bud" Oatway

Councilmember Harris Webber
Councilmember Paul Johnson
Councilmember William Troxell


From November 7, 2012:

Mayor Harold Ofstie 

Vice-Mayor George Mekras

Councilmember Harris Webber
Councilmember Paul Johnson
Councilmember Francis "Bud" Oatway


From May 7, 2014:

Mayor Harold Ofstie
Vice Mayor Edward Hughes
Councilmember Paul Johnson
Councilmember Harris Webber

Councilmember Bud Oatway


From November 5, 2014:
Mayor Harold Ofstie
Vice Mayor Edward Hughes
Councilmember Harris Webber
Councilmember Robert Gibbons
Councilmember Howard Thrailkill


From November 10, 2016

Mayor Harold Ofstie
Vice Mayor Robert Gibbons
Councilmember Harris Webber
Councilmember Howard Thrailkill

Councilmember Thomas Buck


From December 7, 2016
Mayor Harold Ofstie
Vice Mayor Robert Gibbons
Councilmember Michele Henry
Councilmember Thomas Buck

Councilmember Howard Thrailkill


From January 11, 2018
Mayor Harold Ofstie
Vice Mayor Robert Gibbons
Councilmember Michele Henry
Councilmember Howard Thrailkill

Councilmember Paul Knapp


Continued...

​​​From September 24, 1991:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Louise Parente

Councilmember Lynn Velde


From September 27, 1991:
Mayor Robert Haines, IV
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Louise Parente
Councilmember Lynn Velde

Councilmember Ted Leonsis


From November 13, 1991:
Mayor Ted Leonsis 
Vice-Mayor Lynn Velde

Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Louise Parente
Councilmember Robert Haines, IV


From January 14, 1992:
Mayor Ted Leonsis 
Vice-Mayor Lynn Velde
Councilmember J. Wayne Schasane
Councilmember Louise Parente
Councilmember Emily Appleton


From April 21, 1992:
Mayor Ted Leonsis 
Vice-Mayor Lynn Velde
Councilmember Ann Zugelter

Councilmember Emily Appleton


From July 14, 1992:
Mayor Ted Leonsis 
Vice-Mayor Lynn Velde
Councilmember Ann Zugelter
Councilmember Emily Appleton

Councilmember Barbara Greenbaum


From November 21, 1994:
Mayor Ted Leonsis 
Vice-Mayor Lynn Velde
Councilmember Ann Zugelter
Councilmember Emily Appleton
Councilmember Jim Zickler


From January 17, 1995:
Mayor Lynn Velde
Vice-Mayor C. Warren Crandall
Councilmember Ann Zugelter
Councilmember Emily Appleton
Councilmember Jim Zickler


From July 5, 1995:
Mayor Lynn Velde
Vice-Mayor C. Warren Crandall
Councilmember Ann Zugelter
Councilmember Barbara Greenbaum
Councilmember Jim Zickler


From July 15, 1997:
Mayor Lynn Velde
Vice-Mayor C. Warren Crandall
Councilmember Charles Pistole
Councilmember Barbara Greenbaum
Councilmember Jim Zickler


From April 1, 1998:
Mayor C. Warren Crandall
Vice-Mayor Barbara Greenbaum

Councilmember Charles Pistole
Councilmember Lynn Velde

Councilmember Jim Zickler


From April 5, 2000:
Mayor C. Warren Crandall
Vice-Mayor Barbara Greenbaum
Councilmember Charles Pistole
Councilmember Lynn Velde
Councilmember Vernon Daniel


From January 3, 2001:
Mayor C. Warren Crandall
Vice-Mayor Barbara Greenbaum
Councilmember Charles Pistole
Councilmember Walter Sackville
Councilmember Vernon Daniel


From March 10, 2004:
Mayor C. Warren Crandall
Vice-Mayor Walter Sackville 

Councilmember Charles Pistole
Councilmember Barbara Greenbaum
Councilmember Richard Dunlop


From July 7, 2004:
Mayor C. Warren Crandall
Vice-Mayor Walter Sackville 

Councilmember John Brehmer
Councilmember Barbara Greenbaum
Councilmember Richard Dunlop