Cutlerbay.net is an independent community website operated by residents Tom & Barbara Condon along with our son, Tom. We began this website in 2005 as a service to the community prior to the adoption of the town's Charter. As the town has grown so has our commitment to ensure that the residents of Cutler Bay are kept informed about important events that effect our community. While much of the content of our site is nearby events, we also bring you news on local legislation, elections and environmental issues. Please email us with any comments or suggestions. You can join our newsletter at cutlerbay.net/newsletter.
Tom Condon first moved into the community in 1968, and attended local public schools. He has volunteered for several committees including the committee to review applications for the first town clerk, and the town logo committee. Concerned about the environment, Tom began promoting the idea of Green Building Regulations, and worked for three years with a small group of local environmentalists to successfully stop development of environmentally sensitive lands in Cutler Bay. These efforts were acknowledged with a certificate of appreciation presented to the group during a meeting of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and recognition by Tropical Audubon. He has received two proclamations from the town and, along with his wife Barbara, was named as the town's first Citizen of the Year in 2011.
Barbara moved into the area in 1973. Having volunteered extensively during her son's years in school, Barbara became a community activist when she volunteered to help with the town's incorporation effort. She is a past Vice-President of the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Ridge, and a former member of the town's Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Barbara also served the community as the Vice-Chair of the town's first Charter Review Commission and then as Chair of the Commission in 2011/12. Barbara, like her husband Tom, promoted the idea of Green Building Regulations, and was the first to suggest the town look into Berkeley California’s “FIRST” program and investigate whether it could be implemented in Cutler Bay. The PACE program was inspired by Berkeley's FIRST, and led to State legislation creating the “Green Corridor”. Barbara has received several town proclamations and along with her husband Tom, Barbara was named as the town's first Citizen of the Year in 2011.
About their son Tom
A native of Cutler Bay, the youngest Tom in the household was a volunteer at the age of 14, passing out flyers for incorporation and later for the election to approve the town's first Charter. He has participated in the campaigns for several candidates for office and currently serves as the youngest-ever board member for the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay. As a self-taught computer programmer and graphic designer, Tom provides much needed website support and helps in editing many of our postings. After graduating as salutatorian of his high school class, Tom served on several college boards, including the board of FIU's English Honor Society as its first Writing Chair and as treasurer of the TEDxFIU Club. He recently graduated with honors, earning a BA in English and a minor in History, and is considering schools to pursue his masters degree.