Susan Bickel, Mayor

Council Terms

Susan Bickel was first elected to the Village of North Palm Beach in 2017 and currently serves as Mayor. Mrs. Bickel previously served as Mayor in 2020, Vice Mayor in 2023 and President Pro Tem in 2018 and 2022.


Susan Bickel is a North Palm Beach native whose family originally settled in North Palm Beach in 1959.  Susan attended North Palm Beach Elementary School and Cardinal Newman High School before earning an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a Master's in Education from University of Pennsylvania.  Susan has worked in government under Congressman Tom Lewis, in finance, and has been a teacher for 24 years.  She currently is Science Coordinator and Science Department Chair at The Benjamin School.  Susan's husband Jeff, is a boat captain and fisherman.  Her daughter Ellie, is a second generation swimmer at the North Palm Beach Swim Club.  Susan has served on the Board of Directors of a national turtle conservation organization.

Civic Involvement

NPB Planning Commission, 2011-2015