Hobe Sound is an unincorporated village within Martin County. Because it is unincorporated, it does not have its own mayor or town hall. Instead, it is governed by the Martin County Board of Commissioners.
The Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each with their own district within Martin County. Hobe Sound falls under District 3. Commissioners are elected by voters in the county, and those elected serve a four-year term.
The Board of Commissioners acts as the main, local governing body for Martin County. As such, it is responsible for providing local laws and programs, disaster and emergency services, construction and maintenance of infrastructure, and other such governmental services.
All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public, and citizens are encouraged to attend. Meeting schedules, agendas, and minutes are available online at www.martin.fl.us.
Along with the Martin County Board of Commissioners, the Hobe Sound Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) oversees issues of community redevelopment within the Hobe Sound Redevelopment Area. This committee is made up of volunteers chosen by the Board of Commissioners. Volunteers must live or operate a business in Hobe Sound in order to be considered for a seat on the committee.