Malise Sundstrom was elected in 2022 after serving on the Town’s planning and zoning commission.
Born the daughter of a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Councilor Sundstrom grew up on military bases across the United States and in Cuba. Malise’s professional career provided her with a wide range of knowledge in government affairs, both domestically and internationally, as she worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to evaluate aid programs before being asked to help coordinate the U.S. Government’s disaster response to Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake.
After marrying in 2011, Malise joined the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where she organized and led trainings and events for entrepreneurs and small businesses in partnership with local cities and towns. She also helped coordinate disaster loan assistance for small businesses.
Councilor Sundstrom and her husband Alex have two daughters, Caroline and Alice. Her family’s favorite activity is kayaking, and they often visit Sawfish Bay and Riverbend parks. She also enjoys the hiking trails around Jonathan Dickinson Park.
Malise earned degrees in International Affairs and Spanish from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Development Management from American University. She wants to keep Jupiter's development compatible with the scale of the town we have. Malise believes Jupiter is a gateway to so many incredible natural experiences, a unique environment and unmatched quality of life and hopes to preserve the sights, sounds, and feel of this vibrant coastal community.