City Attorney

Mission Statement

The mission of the City Attorney is to safeguard the legal interests of the City of Okeechobee by providing ethical and comprehensive legal services to the City Council, City Administrator, Department Heads, Officials, and Boards in a manner consistent with the City’s Charter, Code of Ordinances, and the laws of the State of Florida.

The City Attorney is legal advisor for the City of Okeechobee and its officers. The duties of the City Attorney include drafting and reviewing City contracts, agreements, and ordinances for approval as to legal form and correctness, and does not make policy decisions or undertake fiscal review.


Contact Information


John R. Cook, P.A.
City Attorney
(863) 763-9812
johncook@cityofokeechobee.com