City Council Members:
Noel Chandler, Dowling Watford, Mayor Kirk,
Mike O'Connor and Gary Ritter
of Okeechobee's City Council is made up of five representatives who reside
within the city limits. They are elected at large, (not by districts), to
four year terms. Each even numbered year on General Election Day in
November, the city's registered voters may elect or re-elect two or three
City Council members to represent them in their city government.
The City Council is basically a
policy-making board. Their main functions are to provide for the safety and
welfare of the citizens in their care and to establish policies by adopting
ordinances and resolutions, agreements, easements and annual budgets and
The City Council is governed by the City Code of
Ordinances, Florida Statutes and the Florida Government in the Sunshine Law.
Their authority is conveyed through twice monthly legally convened city
council meeting action to their citizens.
Kirk presides over council meetings and workshops of the City Council. The
Mayor represents the City at official functions and is
signatory to city documents.
The City Council meets on the first and
third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in their
chambers, located on the second floor of City Hall.
If you would like to
have an item on a City Council Agenda please click on the link below.
Item Request Form
Contact City Council:
Mayor James Kirk
Council Member Dowling
Member Mike O'Connor
Member Gary Ritter