Office of the City Clerk
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:
- 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
- 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.
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.
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
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:
|DUE DATE||PERIOD COVERED||CODE|
|November 19, 2020||September 1 thru close of account||TR|
Lane Gamiotea, CMC
Deputy City Clerk