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The City Charter was first established in 1915 and last amended in 1992.  The Citizen Charter Review Advisory Committee (CCRAC) was formed by way of Resolution No. 2020-10, adopted and amended on September 21, 2020. 

The purpose of CCRAC is for gathering facts and information and making recommendations to the City Council.  CCRAC shall advise and recommend Charter amendments and revisions to City Council based upon their deliberations and public input. The committee will ensure legal sufficiency and identify renewed focus of our City.  

The Charter for the City of Okeechobee, being a municipal corporation, is created pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Florida.  See Part I - Code of Ordinances, Chapter 1.  Part II - Chapter 2 describes Administration, Council, Departments, and responsibilities under the Administrative portion of our adopted Ordinances. 

Should you have questions or would like to comment, please email us at  

Meetings are held in the City Hall Council Chambers

55 SE 3rd Avenue
Room 200
Okeechobee, FL 34974

Public Notice of all meetings are posted on the Public Notice webpage.

Current draft of City Charter as of November 4th Joint Workshop of City Council and Charter Review Committee

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

November 4, 2021 Joint Workshop Agenda

Exhibit 1

Exhibit 2

July 8, 2021 Agenda Exhibits Minutes
June 10, 2021 CANCELLED Agenda Exhibits  
May 27, 2021 CANCELLED      
May 13, 2021 Agenda  Exhibits Minutes
April 22, 2021 Agenda Exhibits Minutes
April 8, 2021 Agenda Exhibits Minutes
March 25, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
March 4, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
February 11, 2021 Agenda               Minutes
January 7, 2021 Agenda   Minutes
December 15, 2020 Agenda   Minutes


Myranda Whirls, Chair
Wes Abney
Suzanne Bowen
Jamie Gamiotea
Jeremy LaRue
Sandra Perry
Cary Pigman
G.M. (Hoot) Worley


Contact Information

Gary Ritter
City Administrator
(863) 763-9812

Robin Brock
Executive Assistant
(863) 763-9812