The City of Vero Beach is a political subdivision of the State of Florida. The City was originally incorporated in 1919 as the City of Vero. In 1925, the City of Vero was re-incorporated as the City of Vero Beach and was transferred from St. Lucie County to Indian River County. \r \r The City of Vero Beach consists of 13.1 square miles and is located about 190 miles south of Jacksonville and 135 miles north of Miami on Florida's east coast. The City's population is currently estimated at 15,220.\r \r The City of Vero Beach serves as its county seat, and is under a Council-Manager form of government. The five members of the City Council are elected to overlapping terms of two years. The City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk are appointed by the City Council.\r \r Vero Beach is a full-service City. All traditional city services such as police, public works, and recreation are provided. In addition, the City of Vero Beach operates an electric generation plant, electrical distribution system, water and sewer plants, solid waste collection department, airport and marina.