Tom Mills

No one is more responsible for the Town of Palm Beach Shores becoming The Best Little Town in Florida” than Tom Mills. This wonderfully unique community of 1200 residents,situated on the southern tip of Singer Island and surrounded by water on three sides, manages — largely due to Tom’s efforts — to retain the ambiance and natural charm of a small secluded town,despite being located in the highly developed area of South Florida.


Tom’s love affair with the Town began in 1979, when he and his family settled in town as the new owners of Cannonsport Marina. His civic involvement began soon thereafter with various volunteer activities including Volunteer Firefighter and continued with his election to the Town Commission in 1981, and then as Mayor for two terms. For the next fifteen years, his civic activities centered on professional and service associations, earning him numerous “Man of the Year” and other prestigious awards. Then in the year 2000, Tom was elected Mayor again, and orchestrated the much needed upgrade of the town’s infrastructure which continues as of this writing, well into Tom’s forth consecutive mayoral term.


Who better then, to produce this pictorial history of the town? Tom’s unique perspective as a local citizen, business owner, elected  Commissioner and Mayor over nearly three decades is reflected in this delightful book. Enjoy!


William Hayes, former Vice-Mayor of Palm Beach Shores.