Finance Department

Mission Statement

To provide effective and efficient administration of the City’s finances through the application of accepted accounting policies and procedures.


The Finance Director, under the supervision of the City Administrator is responsible for:

  • Central accounting, revenue collection, and cash disbursements
  • Accounts payables, receivables, and payroll
  • Budget preparation and monitoring
  • Maintain reasonable controls to protect City’s assets
  • Safe guarding and investment of all public funds
  • Preparation of financial reports
  • Administration of insurance benefits
  • Risk management
  • Business tax application issuance


The Finance Department endeavors to provide timely and accurate information regarding City’s finances to the City Council, City Administrator, and City Departments to enable all to make informed, educated decisions for the citizens of the City of Okeechobee.

Fiscal Year Budgets

For archived budgets please submit a Public Records Request

Financial Reports

Helpful Links

Contact Information

India Riedel
Finance Director
(863) 763-9816

Melissa Henry
Account Supervisor
(863) 763-9817

Trish Hampshire 
Administrative Secretary/Business Tax Specialist
(863) 763-9816