Welcome to Okeechobee, Celebrating our community's centennial !

 

 

 

News You Need to Know:

 

 

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Public Meeting Notices:

 

City of Okeechobee

Centennial Celebration

Committee meets the 2nd & 4th

 Monday of the month at 5:30pm in Council Chambers.

Contact 863-763-3372 ext. 215

for copies of agenda.

 

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Request for Qualifications

Centennial Photographer/Videographer

 

Fair Housing/ Equal Employment

& Section 504 & ADA Act Info

 

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One hundred years in the making, 'Our Pioneering Spirit Endures'. That's the slogan that the Centennial Committee assigned to our festivities and we think it's fitting. Our diverse past has created a friendly atmosphere that is unique to only smaller towns. We pride ourselves on this characteristic, and with one visit to Okeechobee you will understand what southern hospitality really is.

Follow along with the centennial festivities at: www.facebook.com/OkeechobeeCentennial, https://twitter.com/okeechobee100, http://instagram.com/okeechobee100, and on the Centennial Page.

As we take the time to examine our heritage, it's noticeable that some of the pioneers that formed our quiet community left lasting impressions. The agri-business sector still thrives in spite of modern day adversities. The Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association treats us to rodeos and each year we celebrate the 'Day of the Cowboy' with a cattle drive right through the middle of town. Our successful commercial district is composed of a variety of services, retailers and restaurants that can handle our populations needs along with the influx of visitors during the winter season. We have two industrial parks which serve as a source of employment and potential growth opportunity.

Okeechobee is known as the 'Speckled Perch Capital of the World'. Lake Okeechobee serves as a vast natural resource for the fishing industry as well as a sportsman's paradise attracting several nationally sanctioned bass tournaments.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about the Okeechobee area (Locate Okeechobee). Whether it's for recreational purposes, shopping, festivals, employment or to consider moving to our fine community, we welcome you

James E. Kirk, Mayor

 

City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974

      Phone: 863-763-3372      Fax:  863-763-1686

 

 

 

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