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City Council

The City 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.


Dowling R. Watford, Jr., Mayor
Term of office: January 6, 1987 to January 2, 2023

Committees and appointments by council:

  • Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments
  • Okeechobee Historical Society
  • Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment Committee
  • Shared Services of Okeechobee Executive Round Table
  • Okeechobee County Juvenile Justice Council   
  • Hendry, Okeechobee and Glades Opiod Consortium  

Noel Chandler, Council Member
Term of office: June 1, 2021 to January 6, 2025 

Committees and appointments by council:

  • Central Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities, Alternate
  • Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments, Alternate

Monica Clark, Council Member
Term of office: January 2, 2017 to January 6, 2025

Committees and appointments by council:

  • Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition
  • Okeechobee Tourist Development Council

Bob Jarriel, Council Member
Term of office: January 7, 2019 to January 2, 2023

Committees and appointments by council:

  • Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Alternate
  • Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities

Bobby Keefe, Council Member
Term of office: January 7, 2019 to January 2, 2023

Committees and appointments by council

  • Okeechobee Main Street
  • Okeechobee Tourist Development Council

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.

Agenda Item Request Form