Mayor Joy Cooper


As Hallandale Beach's first directly elected mayor I welcome you to our city's web site. When I was elected to the commission in 1999, one of my goals was to create an effective and efficient "E" government. Our new web site is the culmination of the hard work of our staff and business partners. With your input we have produced a user friendly site to serve all our residents. I hope you find this service invaluable to access all our departments and programs. Please contact me with any further information you may need anytime. You can also visit my site at


Mayor Joy Cooper was first elected to the Hallandale Beach City Commission in 1999. She has served as commissioner, vice mayor and is the first directly elected mayor in the history of Hallandale Beach. She was born in Trenton New Jersey and grew up as one of six children in Levittown Pennsylvania. Mayor Cooper has owned property in South Florida since 1985 and made Hallandale Beach her full time home in 1991. She is married to Dr Harry Cooper for over 30 years. They are the proud parents of three children, Jaime 37, Alana 28 married to Mr. Tony Moreno and Matt age 24. She and Harry are the proud grandparents of Justin age 7.

Mayor Cooper is a past President of the Broward League of Cities and has served actively on their board since elected to Hallandale Beach Commission. She is currently a member of the Executive committee. She also serves on Florida League of Cities Board as a past President. Mayor Cooper is an active member of the US Conference of Mayors. She was appointed to the Advisory Board in 2007 and was recently appointed as Trustee on the Executive Board. Mayor Cooper is a past Chair of the USCM Woman’s Caucus and serves as a member of the Water Council Mayor Cooper was selected to serve on the Board of Director of the National League of Cities in 2011.

Mayor Cooper is one of two elected officials serving on the Florida Redevelopment Association Board of Directors and serves on the Urban Land Institute – South Florida and Caribbean Basin Chapter Board of Directors.

Currently Mayor Cooper serves on the Broward County MPO and is Chair of the Broward Transportation Disadvantage Committee, Chair of the Broward County Fire Rescue Council, and is a member of the Broward County School Oversight Committee. She is also the Chair of the Hallandale Beach Community Development Agency, Golden Isles Safe Neighborhood District and Three Island Safe Neighborhood District.

Mayor Joy Cooper was one of the original signatory of the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Act in 2005. In addition to working towards improved communications between city government and all constituents, her goals include keeping Hallandale Beach “Clean & Green” She is always accessible 7/24/365 to serve all stakeholders in Hallandale Beach.

In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at our local schools, traveling with her family, cooking, tennis, golf, skiing, snowboarding and boating.

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