City Commission

Gainesville's City Commission performs such duties as passing the city's budget, setting the millage rate and approving the ordinances and resolutions. The commissioners are ultimately responsible to the citizens of Gainesville. The commission consists of seven members: four commissioners are elected from single member districts, two commissioners are elected at-large, and one member is elected as mayor. In the spring of 1998, Gainesville citizens voted for their first elected mayor in 72 years.

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Lauren Poe
Reina Saco Commissioner (At-large)
Reina Saco
Commissioner (At-large, Seat A)

Cynthia Chestnut Commissioner (At-large Seat B)
Desmon Duncan Walker Commissioner (District I)
Desmon Duncan-Walker
Commissioner (District I)
Harvey Ward Commissioner (District II)
Harvey Ward
Commissioner (District II)
David Arreola Commissioner (District III)
David Arreola
Commissioner (District III)

Adrian Hayes-Santos
Commissioner (District IV)

City Commission

Department Head:
Mayor Lauren Poe
Phone: 352-334-5016
Fax: 352-334-2036
P.O. Box 490
Station 19