Councilmember Hoyt Hamilton (Seat 5)
A Clearwater native, Councilmember Hoyt Hamilton was born at Morton Plant Hospital, raised in Clearwater, and graduated from Clearwater High School. Following in his father’s footsteps, he graduated from Georgia Tech, as did his two sons. Hamilton’s family has owned and operated the Palm Pavilion on Clearwater Beach for 50 years.
Councilmember Hamilton and his wife, Sheryl, have two grandchildren, Jackson and Olivia, who live in Houston, Texas. Sons Drew and Brad are married to Laura and Loren respectively.
Having served on the City Council from 2001-2006, Councilmember Hamilton was reelected to Seat 5 in March, 2014. Although they will travel to Houston for visits, Councilmember Hamilton and his wife plan to live in Clearwater forever.