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Office of the City Clerk

About Us

The Office of the City Clerk is headed by an elected official serving a four year term of office and provides a wide array of services to our citizens. The City Clerk is a Charter Officer, the official Records Custodian of public documents, the City’s Personnel Administrator and the City Elections Coordinator.

The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for:

Chartered Duties

  • Duty to attend all meetings of the city council
  • Duty to keep true and correct record and minutes of all meetings of the city council
  • Shall be the custodian of records of the council
  • Shall have the authority to administer oaths

Non-Charter Duties

  • Maintain and keep the seal of the city
  • Serve as personnel administrator
  • Serve as election coordinator

Clerk shall make reports and furnish data to council as may be required.

Public Records Requests


2020 City General Election Results

Due to only two individuals qualifying for the two City Council Member positions, they are deemed elected due to no opposition as of January 4, 2021.They are, Monica Clark (current City Council Member), and Russ Cale.There will not be a City race on the 2020 General Election Ballot.

Contact Information: 
Council Member-Elect Russ Cale
City Hall
55 SE 3rd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL  34974
Cell Phone: 863-634-1830                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Council Member Monica Clark (see current Council page)
 
Elections - 2020 City General Election Information

Register to vote By:  October 5, 2020

Election Day:  November 3, 2020

Early voting dates: October 19 thru October 31, 2020                                                                                                                                 

What offices are up for election:  Two City Council Members - Monica Clark and Wes Abney

What is required  for a candidate to run:

  • Be a City of Okeechobee resident
  • Be a registered voter
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • File candidate paperwork by deadline

Deadline to run for office:  Noon, August 21, 2020

Qualifing fee:  $159.00

Where to file:  City Hall, Office of the City Clerk

Questions:  Call the City Hall Clerk's Office 863-763-3372

For County, State, and Federal Election information please contact Supervisor of Elections of Okeechobee County www.voteokeechobee.com


2020 City Candidate Information

Announced Candidate: Any person can make a public statement of intent to run for public office. This person MAY NOT open a campaign checking account, accept any contributions, or expend any funds until they become a PRE-FILED or QUALIFIED CANDIDATE.


Pre-Filed Candidate: Any person who prior to August 17, 2020, has filed Form DS-DE 9 which appoints a campaign treasurer and designates a campaign depository with the City Clerk.


Qualified Candidate: Any person who, during Qualifying Week, has filed the following forms with the City Clerk and paid the Qualifying Fee (or filed a Statement of Undue Burden):

DS-DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository      

DS-DE 84 Statement of Candidate                                                          

DS-DE 302NP Candidate Oath, Form 1 State of Financial Interest 2019

 Form 1 Statement of Financial Interest for 2019   

 Qualifying Week detailed information   

  

Publications:

Election Code-Florida Statues Chapters 97-106

2020 Florida Commission on Ethics Guide to the Sunshine Amendment and Code of Ethics for Public Officers (INCLUDES CANDIDATES) and Employees

Candidate & Campaign Treasurer Handbook, Rev. 10/3/2019

Political Advertising detained information

Voter Education detailed information

Florida Voter Guide

 

Campaign Finance:

Campaign Treasurer Reports (CTR) must be submitted or postmarked to City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. on the DUE Date listed below:

CTR Forms:

DS-DE 12 CTR Summary

DS-DE 13 CTR Itemized Contributions

DS-DE 14 CTR Itemized Expenditures

DS-DE 84 Waiver of Report   

 

DUE DATE PERIOD COVERED CODE
November 19, 2020 September 1 thru close of account TR

                                                                                                              
                                                                         


Contact Information

Lane Gamiotea, CMC
City Clerk
(863) 763-9814
lgamiotea@cityofokeechobee.com

Bobbie Jenkins
Deputy City Clerk
(863) 763-9814
bjenkins@cityofokeechobee.com