Learn About the Clearwater City Council

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What are the services/responsibilities of the Mayor?

Clearwater's Mayor is elected for a four-year term. The duties of the Mayor's position include presiding at all public meetings and acting as the official head of the city for service of process, by the governor for purposes of military law and for all ceremonial purposes. The Mayor has an equal vote with the other four Councilmembers and does not have any veto power.

What are the services/responsibilities of the City Council?

The City Council sets policy and makes decisions concerning many different aspects of local government -- such as tax rates, annexations, property code variances and large contract awards. Clearwater's municipal administration is patterned after the Council-Manager form of government. This system of joint government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials (the City Council) with the strong management skills of a professional City Manager who prepares an annual budget for the Council's action, serves as the Council's chief advisor, recruits and hires the government's staff and sees to it that the Council's programs and policies are carried out. The Council also hires the City Attorney who is the full-time legal advisor for the city.

The City Council also has the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the job performance of the City Manager and the City Attorney
  • Attends special workshops/meetings
  • Is the city liaison for various area-wide boards
  • Represents the city for numerous ribbon cuttings, opening day festivities and organizational welcomes

How are Council Members elected?

Members of the City Council are elected at large and elections are nonpartisan. Special elections may be called by the Council at any time.

How many Council Members are there and how long do they serve?

The City Council is comprised of five members -- one Mayor and four Councilmembers -- who each serve four-year terms. A person can serve two consecutive terms as a City Council member, after which he/she cannot hold any City Council seat other than Mayor for a minimum of two years. The Mayor position also has a two-term limit after which he/she cannot serve as a City Council member or Mayor for a minimum of two years.

Who are the current Council Members?

Learn more about them on their biography pages.

Who were the previous Council Members, Commissioners, Mayors, and other City Officials ?

1901 -1919

1901

  • Mayor: Daniel S. Kidder
  • Council President: Friend, N.N.
  • Councilman: J.L. Edgar
  • Councilman: J.R. Jeffords
  • Councilman: Thomas
  • Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
  • Councilman: A.C. Turner
  • City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1902

  • Mayor: J.F. Bennett
  • Council President: John Thomson (to 2/9/03)
  • Councilman: J.N. McClung
  • Councilman: R.J. Booth
  • Councilman: A.J. Brandon
  • Councilman: J.R. Jeffords
  • Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
  • Councilman: J.L. Edgar
  • City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1903

  • Mayor: E.J. Armstrong
  • Council President: C. Lowery (elected)
  • Councilman: S.S. Coachman
  • Councilman: J.R. Jeffords
  • Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
  • Councilman: J.N. McClung
  • Councilman: R.J. Booth
  • Councilman: A.J. Brandon
  • City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1904

  • Mayor: R.H. Padgett
  • Council President: C. Lowery
  • Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
  • Councilman: D.D. Kimball
  • Councilman: SS Coachman
  • Councilman: R.J. Booth
  • Councilman: A.J. Brandon
  • Councilman: J.N. McClung
  • City Clerk: Sheridan /E.H. Eubanks

1905

  • Mayor: R.H. Padgett
  • Council President: C. Lowery
  • Councilman: A.F. Kisby
  • Councilman: DD Kimball
  • Councilman: J.N. McClung
  • Councilman: J.J. Booth
  • Councilman: I.A. Mason (to 5/15/06)
  • Councilman: A.J. Brandon
  • City Clerk: E.H. Eubanks

1906

  • Mayor: J.R. Jeffords
  • Council President: C. Lowery/A.J. Brandon (1)
  • Councilman: G.J. Bolton
  • Councilman: A.J. Brandon
  • Councilman: J.J. Booth
  • Councilman: DD Kimball
  • Councilman: C.P. Starr
  • Councilman: M.H. Kirkpatrick
  • City Clerk: E.H. Eubanks
  • (1) -- Resigned 5/1.

1907

  • Mayor: Leroy J. Brandon
  • Council President: J.R. Jeffords/C.P. Starr (2)
  • Councilman: M.H. Eldridge
  • Councilman: A.J. Brandon
  • Councilman: F.J. Armstrong
  • Councilman: J.R. Jeffords
  • Councilman: H.E. Tooke
  • Councilman: M.H. Kirkpatrick
  • City Clerk: E.H. Eubanks
  • (2) -- Resigned 1/10.

1908

  • Mayor: Leroy J. Brandon
  • Council President: M.H. Eldridge
  • Councilman: J.K. Wilson
  • Councilman: L.G. Sitoruous
  • Councilman: J.P. Little
  • Councilman: R.T. Daniels
  • Councilman: H.E. Tooke
  • Councilman: M.H. Kirkpatrick
  • City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1909

  • Mayor: Leroy J. Brandon
  • Council President: M.H. Eldridge
  • Councilman: W.S. Smith
  • Councilman: J.K. Wilson
  • Councilman: JP Little/H.A. Engman (1)
  • Councilman: R.T. Daniels
  • Councilman: L.G. Sitoruous
  • Councilman: J.R. Jeffords/H.G.Whitesell (2)
  • City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan
  • (1) -- Resigned 2/2
  • (2) -- Resigned 11/2

1910

  • Mayor: E.L. Pearce
  • Council President: M.H. Eldridge (3)
  • Councilman: H.A. Engman/Wilcox (4)
  • Councilman: W.S. Smith
  • Councilman: H.E. Tooke
  • Councilman: R.T. Daniels
  • Councilman: B.P. Coachman
  • Councilman: A.E. Sloan
  • City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan
  • (3) -- Resigned 9/9
  • (4) -- Resigned 10/22

1911

  • Mayor: AE Sloan
  • Council President: R.T. Daniels
  • Councilman: B.M. Caruthers
  • Councilman: John R. Thomas
  • Councilman: J.H. Mendenall
  • Councilman: C.T. Chatham
  • Councilman: R.J. Booth
  • Councilman: J.C. Whittle
  • City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1912

  • Mayor: C.H. Evans
  • Council President: John R. Thomas
  • Councilman: J.C. Whittle
  • Councilman: R.J. Booth
  • Councilman: W.N. Reece
  • Councilman: R.K. Brandon
  • Councilman: E.R. Turner
  • Councilman: J.H. Mendenall
  • City Clerk: R.T. Daniel

1913

  • Mayor: C.H. Evans
  • Council President: John R. Thomas
  • Councilman: W.S. Smith
  • Councilman: W.T. Harrison
  • Councilman: J.C. Whittle
  • Councilman: R.K. Brandon
  • Councilman: BM Caruthers
  • Councilman: W.N. Reece
  • City Clerk: R.T. Daniel
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird

1914

  • Mayor: J.R. Jeffords
  • Council President: John R. Thomas
  • Councilman: R.K. Brandon
  • Councilman: N.E. Mighell
  • Councilman: W.S. Smith
  • Councilman: BM Caruthers
  • Councilman: W.T. Harrison
  • Councilman: J.C. Whittle
  • City Clerk: R.T. Daniel
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird

1915

  • Mayor: J.R. Jeffords
  • Council President: John R. Thomas
  • Councilman: BM Caruthers
  • Councilman: R.K. Brandon
  • Councilman: W.T. Harrison
  • Councilman: NE Mighell
  • Councilman: W.S. Smith
  • Councilman: J.C. Whittle
  • City Clerk: R.T. Daniel
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird

1916

  • Mayor: John R. Thomas
  • Council President: E.H. Coachman
  • Councilman: J.R. Hubbard
  • Councilman: Frank Booth
  • Councilman: W.F. Rehbaum, Jr.
  • Councilman: G.R. Croft
  • Councilman: R.K. Brandon
  • Councilman: J.E. Nall
  • City Clerk: W.H. Freeman
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird

1917

  • Mayor: John R. Thomas
  • Council President: G.R. Croft
  • Councilman: J.R. Hubbard
  • Councilman: W.H. Freeman
  • Councilman: W.F. Rehbaum
  • Councilman: Frank Booth
  • Councilman: E.H. Coachman
  • Councilman: J.E. Nall
  • City Clerk: W.S. Gregory
  • City Attorney: Leroy Brandon

1918

  • Mayor: R.K. Brandon
  • Council President: G.R. Croft
  • Councilman: E.H. Coachman
  • Councilman: J.R. Hubbard
  • Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
  • Councilman: J.C. Moore
  • Councilman: W.F. Rehbaum
  • Councilman: J.E. Nall
  • City Clerk: W.H. Freeman
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird

1919

  • Mayor: R.K. Brandon
  • Council President: J.C. Moore
  • Councilman: E.H. Coachman
  • Councilman: Robert T. Markley
  • Councilman: I.E.Nicholson/ P. Mortonson
  • Councilman: W.H. Freeman
  • Councilman: F.C. Schank
  • Councilman: Frank Booth
  • City Clerk: W.H. Freeman

1920 - 1939

1920

  • Mayor: Frank J. Booth
  • Council President: J.C. Moore
  • Councilman: E.H. Coachman
  • Councilman: R.T. Markley
  • Councilman: Peter Mortonson
  • Councilman: Gregor McLean
  • Councilman: Alfred C. Turner
  • Councilman: F.C. Schank
  • City Clerk: Freeman/J.R. Thomas
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird

1921

  • Mayor: Frank J. Booth
  • Council President:
  • Councilman: W.T. Harrison
  • Councilman: Charles R. Lee
  • Councilman: A.H. Dillard
  • Councilman: Gregor McLean
  • Councilman: Peter Mortonson
  • Councilman: Alfred C. Turner
  • City Clerk: J.R. Thomas
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird

1922

  • Mayor: Frank J. Booth
  • Council President:
  • Councilman: W.T. Harrison
  • Councilman: Alford P. Marshall
  • Councilman: Alfred C. Turner
  • Councilman: Charles R. Lee
  • Councilman: Herbert Blanton
  • Councilman: A.H. Dillard
  • City Clerk: J.R. Thomas
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird

1923 (1)

  • Mayor: Frank J. Booth
  • Council President: Albert Wallace (2)
  • Commissioner: E.A. Roberts
  • Commissioner: J.N. McClung
  • Commissioner: J.L. Kelly
  • Commissioner: George Washburn
  • City Clerk: J.R. Thomas (Acting)
  • City Attorney: John U. Bird
  • City Manager: Thomas / Galt (Acting)
  • (1) -- 1923 Councilmen became Councilmembers
  • (2) -- Elected 12/18

1924

  • Mayor: Frank J. Booth
  • Council President: J.C. Moore
  • Commissioner: Albert Wallace
  • Commissioner: J.N. McClung
  • Commissioner: J.L. Kelly
  • City Clerk: J.R. Thomas
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: William. R. Galt

1925

  • Mayor: Frank J. Booth
  • Commissioner: J. Kelly
  • Commissioner: J.C. Moore
  • Commissioner: J.N. McClung
  • Commissioner: AF Wallace
  • Commissioner:: E.B. Casler (12/15)
  • City Clerk: Thomas / Lott / Gilmore (1)
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: Charles Mason
  • (1) -- Thomas 1/5, Lott 9/1, Gilmore 8/31

1926

  • Mayor: F.J. Booth / H.H. Baskin
  • Commissioner: Albert Wallace 12/21
  • Commissioner: J.C. Moore
  • Commissioner: J.N. McClung
  • Commissioner: E.B. Casler
  • Commissioner: J.L. Kelly
  • City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones/J.U. Bird
  • City Manager: Charles Mason

1927

  • Mayor: H.H. Baskin
  • Commissioner: J.C. Moore
  • Commissioner: E.B. Casler
  • Commissioner: J.N. McClung
  • Commissioner: AF Wallace
  • City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: Charles Mason

1928

  • Mayor: H.H. Baskin / J.M. McClung (acting)
  • Commissioner: H.D. Yerxa
  • Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
  • Commissioner: J.N. McClung
  • Commissioner: AF Wallace
  • City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1929

  • Mayor: H.H. Baskin
  • Commissioner: HD Yerxa
  • Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
  • Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
  • Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
  • City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1930

  • Mayor: H.H. Baskin
  • Commissioner: HD Yerxa
  • Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
  • Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
  • Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
  • City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1931

  • Mayor: H.H. Baskin
  • Commissioner: HD Yerxa
  • Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
  • Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
  • Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
  • City Clerk: Gilmore / Satterfield 6/8
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1932

  • Mayor: H.H. Baskin
  • Commissioner: HD Yerxa
  • Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
  • Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
  • Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
  • City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1933

  • Mayor: H.H. Baskin
  • Commissioner: HD Yerxa
  • Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
  • Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
  • Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
  • City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1934

  • Mayor: H.H. Baskin
  • Commissioner: J.A. Barry
  • Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
  • Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
  • Commissioner: E.B. Casler, Jr.
  • City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
  • City Attorney: M.H. Jones
  • City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1935

  • Mayor: Ray E. Green
  • Commissioner: D.O. Batchelor
  • Commissioner: E.B. Casler, Jr.
  • Commissioner: JA Barry
  • Commissioner: L.A. Marsh
  • City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
  • City Attorney: John Polhill
  • City Manager: AC Nichols

1936

  • Mayor: Ray E. Green
  • Commissioner: D.O. Batchelor
  • Commissioner: R.L. Baker
  • Commissioner: JA Barry
  • Commissioner: LA Marsh
  • City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
  • City Attorney: John Polhill

1937

  • Mayor: Ray E. Green
  • Commissioner: D.O. Batchelor
  • Commissioner: R.L. Baker
  • Commissioner: JA Barry
  • Commissioner: LA Marsh
  • City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
  • City Attorney: John Polhill
  • City Manager: AC Nichols

1938

  • Mayor: Ray E. Green
  • Commissioner: D.O. Batchelor
  • Commissioner: R.L. Baker
  • Commissioner: Herbert Grice
  • Commissioner: LA Marsh
  • City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
  • City Attorney: John Polhill
  • City Manager: AC Nichols

1939

  • Mayor: E.B. Casler, Jr.
  • Commissioner: R.A. Dempsey
  • Commissioner: R.L. Baker
  • Commissioner: Herbert Grice
  • Commissioner: W.W. Peeler
  • City Clerk: Frank J. Hamrick
  • City Attorney: Ralph Richards
  • City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1940 - 1959

1940

  • Mayor: E.B. Casler, Jr.
  • Commissioner: R.A. Dempsey
  • Commissioner: Herbert Grice
  • Commissioner: George Seavy
  • Commissioner: WW Peeler / R.B. Norton (1)
  • City Clerk: Frank J. Hamrick
  • City Attorney: Ralph Richards
  • City Manager: FL Hendrix
  • (1) -- Resigned 8/7

1941

  • Mayor: George R. Seavy
  • Councilmember: Watson / D. Stoutamire (1)
  • Commissioner: Herbert Grice
  • Commissioner: Jessie G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Sumner R. Lowe
  • City Clerk: Frank Cooley
  • City Attorney: Ralph Richards
  • City Manager: F.L. Hendrix
  • (1) -- Resigned 10/6

1942

  • Mayor: George R. Seavy
  • Commissioner: Dan L. Stoutamire
  • Commissioner: Herbert Grice
  • Commissioner: D.C. Smith
  • Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
  • City Clerk: Frank Cooley
  • City Attorney: Ralph Richards
  • City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1943

  • Mayor: George R. Seavy
  • Commissioner: Sumner R. Lowe
  • Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Herbert Grice
  • Commissioner: Dan L. Stoutamire
  • City Clerk: Frank Cooley
  • City Attorney: Ralph Richards
  • City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1944

  • Mayor: George R. Seavy
  • Commissioner: Sumner R. Lowe
  • Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Herbert Grice
  • Commissioner: Dan L. Stoutamire
  • City Clerk: Frank Cooley
  • City Attorney: Ralph Richards
  • City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1945

  • Mayor: George R. Seavy
  • Commissioner: Sumner R. Lowe
  • Commissioner: Herbert Grice
  • Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Dan L. Stoutamire
  • City Clerk: Frank Cooley
  • City Attorney: Ralph Richards
  • City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1946

  • Mayor: George R. Seavy
  • Commissioner: Tim A. Johnson
  • Commissioner: J.R. Crane
  • Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
  • Commissioner: W.C. Wells
  • City Clerk: Frank Cooley
  • City Attorney: Ralph Richards /G. Smith
  • City Manager: F.L. Hendrix / F. Taylor

1947

  • Mayor: J.O. Houze
  • Commissioner: Harry D. Sargeant
  • Commissioner: Tim A. Johnson
  • Commissioner: J.R. Crane
  • Commissioner: W.C. Wells
  • City Clerk: Frank Cooley
  • City Attorney: George Smith
  • City Manager: Boyd A. Bennett

1948

  • Mayor: J.O. Houze
  • Commissioner: Harry D. Sargeant
  • Commissioner: Guy L. Kennedy
  • Commissioner: Leland F. Drew
  • Commissioner: J.R. Crane
  • City Clerk: Frank Cooley / H.G. Wingo
  • City Attorney: George Smith
  • City Manager: Boyd A. Bennett

1949

  • Mayor: Harry D. Sargeant
  • Commissioner: E.B. Casler
  • Commissioner: Guy L. Kennedy
  • Commissioner: Leland F. Drew
  • Commissioner: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
  • City Attorney: Ben Krentzman
  • City Manager: Boyd A. Bennett

1950

  • Mayor: Harry D. Sargeant
  • Commissioner: Joe Turner
  • Commissioner: E.B. Casler
  • Commissioner: Leland F. Drew
  • Commissioner: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
  • City Attorney: H.G. Wingo
  • City Manager: Boyd A. Bennett

1951

  • Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
  • Commissioner: Joe Turner
  • Commissioner: Herb M. Blanton
  • Commissioner: Thomas H. Black
  • Commissioner: Garland D. Lynn
  • City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
  • City Attorney: C.E. Ware
  • City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1952

  • Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
  • Commissioner: Herb M. Blanton
  • Commissioner: Jack Russell
  • Commissioner: W.E. Crown, Jr.
  • Commissioner: Garland D. Lynn
  • City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
  • City Attorney: Charles Phillips
  • City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1953

  • Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
  • Commissioner: W.E. Strang, Jr.
  • Commissioner: Jack Russell
  • Commissioner: W.E. Crown, Jr.
  • Commissioner: John W. Bates
  • City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
  • City Attorney: Charles Phillips
  • City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1954

  • Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
  • Commissioner: Guy L. Kennedy
  • Commissioner: W.E. Strang
  • Commissioner: Jack Russell
  • Commissioner: John W. Bates
  • City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
  • City Attorney: Charles Phillips
  • City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1955

  • Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
  • Commissioner: Guy L. Kennedy
  • Commissioner: W.E. Strang
  • Commissioner: Jack Russell
  • Commissioner: J.N. Bohannon
  • City Clerk: Wingo / R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Charles Phillips
  • City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1956

  • Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
  • Commissioner: W.E. Strang
  • Commissioner: Sam J. Roberts
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • Commissioner: J.N. Bohannon
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Ben Krentzman
  • City Manager: F. Middleton /J. Sullivan

1957

  • Mayor: Lewis H. Homer
  • Commissioner: James H. Watkins
  • Commissioner: W.E. Strang
  • Commissioner: Samual Roberts
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Ben Krentzman
  • City Manager: Jack Tallent

1958

  • Mayor: Lewis H. Homer
  • Commissioner: James H. Watkins
  • Commissioner: W.E. Strang
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • Commissioner: Herbert R. Fields
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Ben Krentzman
  • City Manager: Jack Tallent/J. Stewart

1959

  • Mayor: Alex D. Finch
  • Commissioner: James H. Watkins
  • Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • Commissioner: Herbert R. Fields
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: H.H. Baskin, Jr.
  • City Manager: James Stewart

1960 - 1979

1960

  • Mayor: Alex D. Finch
  • Commissioner: R.L. Weatherly
  • Commissioner: James H. Watkins
  • Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: H.H. Baskin, Jr.
  • City Manager: James Stewart

1961

  • Mayor: Robert L. Weatherly
  • Commissioner: Herbert Fields
  • Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • Commissioner: Kenneth Walters (1)
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: James Stewart
  • (1) -- Appointed 1/3 to replace Weatherly who was elected Mayor on 12/20/60

1962

  • Mayor: Robert L. Weatherly
  • Commissioner: Herbert Fields
  • Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Joe K. Turner
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: James Stewart

1963

  • Mayor: Robert L. Weatherly
  • Commissioner: Herbert Fields
  • Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Joe K. Turner
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: James Stewart

1964

  • Mayor: Robert L. Weatherly
  • Commissioner: Herbert Fields
  • Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
  • Commissioner: Joe K. Turner
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: James Stewart

1965

  • Mayor: Joseph K. Turner
  • Commissioner: Clifton Stephens
  • Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
  • Commissioner: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: James Stewart

1966

  • Mayor: Joseph K. Turner
  • Commissioner: Clifton Stephens
  • Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
  • Commissioner: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: George Brumfield
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: James Stewart

1967

  • Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Clifton Stephens
  • Commissioner: Donald Williams
  • Commissioner: Cal Blackstone, Jr.
  • Commissioner: George Brumfield
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: James Stewart/ Stierheim (1)
  • (1) -- Resigned 10/31

1968

  • Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Brooks Carter
  • Commissioner: Donald Williams
  • Commissioner: Cal Blackstone, Jr.
  • Commissioner: G. Brumfield / D.D. Carlson (2)
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: Merrett Stierheim
  • (2) -- Resigned 6/17

1969

  • Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Brooks Carter
  • Commissioner: Donald Williams
  • Commissioner: Rick Hall
  • Commissioner: Donald Carlson
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1970

  • Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Donald Williams
  • Commissioner: Donald Carlson
  • Commissioner: Rick Hall
  • Commissioner: Richard D. Wachtler
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1971

  • Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Donald Williams
  • Commissioner: Donald Carlson
  • Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
  • Commissioner: Richard D. Wachtler
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1972

  • Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Donald Williams
  • Commissioner: Rick Hall
  • Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
  • Commissioner: Richard D. Wachtler
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1973

  • Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Donald Williams
  • Commissioner: Rick Hall
  • Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
  • Commissioner: Richard D. Wachtler
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1974

  • Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
  • Commissioner: Donald Williams
  • Commissioner: John F. Rankin
  • Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
  • Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
  • City Manager: Picot B. Floyd

1975

  • Mayor: Gabriel Cazares
  • Commissioner: Karen Martin
  • Commissioner: John F. Rankin
  • Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
  • Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: H.M. Brown/T. Bustin (1)
  • City Manager: Picot B. Floyd
  • (1) -- Brown resigned 4/11, Bustin appointed 8/18

1976

  • Mayor: Gabriel Cazares
  • Commissioner: Karen Martin
  • Commissioner: Darwin S. Frank
  • Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
  • Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Picot B. Floyd

1977

  • Mayor: Gabriel Cazares
  • Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker (*)
  • Commissioner: Karen Martin
  • Commissioner: Darwin S. Frank
  • Commissioner: William Nunamaker
  • City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Floyd/A.L. Shoemaker (2)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (2) -- Floyd resigned 6/3; Shoemaker appointed at 5 p.m.

1978

  • Mayor: G. Cazares / C.F. LeCher (3)
  • Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker (*)
  • Commissioner: Karen Martin
  • Commissioner: Richard E. Tenney
  • Commissioner: William Nunamaker
  • City Clerk: Whitehead / L. Williams (4)
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (3) -- Cazares resigned 4/3; LeCher sworn in 4/13
  • (4) -- Whitehead died 5/29; Williams appointed 6/2

1979

  • Mayor: Charles F. LeCher
  • Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker
  • Commissioner: Marvin Moore
  • Commissioner: Richard E. Tenney
  • Commissioner: William Nunamaker (*)
  • City Clerk: Lucille Williams
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor

1980 - 1999

1980

  • Mayor: Charles F. Lecher
  • Commissioner: Nunamaker (*)(5) / P. Hatchett (6)
  • Commissioner: Rita Garvey (*)
  • Commissioner: Marvin Moore
  • Commissioner: R.E. Tenney / B. Stephan (7)
  • City Clerk: Lucille Williams
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (5) -- Nunamaker resigned 9/1; Garvey appointed Vice Mayor
  • (6) -- Hatchett sworn in 9/4
  • (7) -- Tenney resigned 12/2; Stephan sworn in 12/11

1981

  • Mayor: Charles F. LeCher
  • Commissioner: Paul A. Hatchett (*)
  • Commissioner: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner: James Calderbank
  • Commissioner: Kathleen Kelly
  • City Clerk: Lucille Williams
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor

1982

  • Mayor: Charles F. LeCher
  • Commissioner: Paul A. Hatchett (*)
  • Commissioner: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner: James Calderbank
  • Commissioner: James L. Berfield
  • City Clerk: Lucille Williams
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor

1983

  • Mayor: Kathleen F. Kelly
  • Commissioner: James L. Berfield (*)
  • Commissioner: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner: James Calderbank
  • Commissioner: William G. Justice
  • City Clerk: Lucille Williams
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor

1984

  • Mayor: Kathleen F. Kelly
  • Commissioner: Rita Garvey (*)
  • Commissioner: James L. Berfield
  • Commissioner: James Calderbank
  • Commissioner: William G. Justice
  • City Clerk: Lucille Williams
  • City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor

1985

  • Mayor: Kathleen F. Kelly
  • Commissioner: Rita Garvey (*)
  • Commissioner: James L. Berfield
  • Commissioner: Lee Regulski
  • Commissioner: Don Winner
  • City Clerk: L. Williams / C. Goudeau (1)
  • City Attorney: Bustin (2)/Kowalski/Galbraith (3)
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (1) -- Williams retired 8/2; Goudeau appointed 8/15
  • (2) -- Bustin resigned 3/20; Kowalski appt. Interim CA
  • (3) -- M.A. Galbraith, Jr. appointed 9/16

1986

  • Mayor: Kathleen F. Kelly
  • Commissioner: Lee Regulski (*)
  • Commissioner: R. Garvey / Marvin Moore (4)
  • Commissioner: James L. Berfield
  • Commissioner: Don Winner
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
  • City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (4) -- Garvey resigned 12/30

1987

  • Mayor: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner: James L. Berfield (*)
  • Commissioner: Lee Regulski
  • Commissioner: Wm. Donald Winner
  • Commissioner: William Nunamaker
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
  • City Manager: Shoemaker / J. McFate II (5)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (5) -- Shoemaker resigned 10/5; McFate appointed Interim CM

1988

  • Mayor: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner: James L. Berfield (*)
  • Commissioner: Lee Regulski
  • Commissioner: Wm. Donald Winner
  • Commissioner: William Nunamaker
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
  • City Manager: Ron H. Rabun (6)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (6) -- Rabun appointed CM 4/4

1989 (1)

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner 2: Lee T. Regulski
  • Commissioner 3: Wm. Donald Winner (*)
  • Commissioner 4: William O. Nunamaker 4/89
  • Commissioner 5: R. "Dick" Fitzgerald4/89
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
  • City Manager: Ron H. Rabun
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (1) -- Charter changed to 3-year terms on 3/15/89

1990

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey 4/90
  • Commissioner 2: Lee T. Regulski 4/90
  • Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield 4/90
  • Commissioner 4: William O. Nunamaker
  • Commissioner 5: R. "Dick" Fitzgerald (*)
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
  • City Manager: Ron H. Rabun
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor

1991

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner 2: Lee T. Regulski
  • Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield (*)
  • Commissioner 4: William O. Nunamaker
  • Commissioner 5: Richard "Dick" Fitzgerald
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
  • City Manager: Michael J. Wright (2)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (2) -- Replaced Raybun 3/91

1992

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner 2: Regulski (3) /Mayme Hodges (4)
  • Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield
  • Commissioner 4: Arthur X. Deegan 4/92
  • Commissioner 5: R. "Dick" Fitzgerald (*) 4/92
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
  • City Manager: Michael J. Wright
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (3) -- Resigned 11/92 to run for County Commission
  • (4) -- Appointed 12/92 to replace Regulski until 4/93

1993

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey 4/93
  • Commissioner 2: Fred A. Thomas 4/93
  • Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield 4/93
  • Commissioner 4: Arthur X. Deegan (*)
  • Commissioner 5: Richard "Dick" Fitzgerald (*)
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
  • City Manager: Michael J. Wright (1)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (1) -- Resigned 12/93

1994

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner 2: Fred A. Thomas (*)
  • Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield
  • Commissioner 4: Arthur X. Deegan
  • Commissioner 5: Richard "Dick" Fitzgerald
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Galbraith (2) / Zimmet (3) / Akin (4)
  • City Manager: Elizabeth Deptula (5)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (2) -- Removed as City Attorney 4/3/94; Resigned 8/31/94
  • (3) -- Alan Zimmet appointed as Interim City Attorney 4/25/94 as Interim Councilmember; Robert Clark elected 11/95
  • (4) -- Appointed 10/3/94
  • (5) -- Appointed as Interim City Manager 1/1/94; permanent status 4/4/94

1995

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner 2: Fred A. Thomas
  • Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield (*)
  • Commissioner 4: Michael R. Dallmann (6)
  • Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr. 4/95
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: Elizabeth Deptula
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (6) -- Michael R. Dallmann elected 4/95-resigned 5/95; William Justice appointed 7/95

1996

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey 4/96
  • Commissioner 2: Karen Seel 4/96
  • Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper 4/96
  • Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
  • Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr. (*)
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: Elizabeth Deptula
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor

1997

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner 2: Karen Seel
  • Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper
  • Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
  • Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr. (*)
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: Elizabeth Deptula (1) / Roberto (2)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor, (JBJ re-appointed 4/17/97)
  • (1) -- Elizabeth Deptula Retired 06/97
  • (2) -- Michael J. Roberto took office 6/23/97

1998

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
  • Commissioner 2: Karen Seel
  • Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper (*)
  • Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
  • Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr.
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: Michael J. Roberto
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor

1999

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst 4/99
  • Commissioner 2: Ed Hart 4/99
  • Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper 4/99 (*)
  • Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
  • Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr.
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: Michael J. Roberto
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor -- Hooper reappointed 4/15/99

2000 - 2018

2000

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst
  • Commissioner 2: Ed Hart
  • Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper*(1)/F. David Hemerick(2)
  • Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
  • Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr.
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: Michael J. Roberto(3)/William B. Horne, II(4)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor
  • (1) -- Ed Hooper Resigned 11/5/00
  • (2) -- F. David Hemerick appointed 12/12/00
  • (3) -- Michael J. Roberto resigned 7/24/00
  • (4) -- William B. Horne, II, named Interim City Manager 7/24/00

2001

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst
  • Commissioner 2: Ed Hart*
  • Commissioner 3: Hoyt Hamilton
  • Commissioner 4: Whitney Gray
  • Commissioner 5: William C. Jonson
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II, Interim(1)
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor (Hart appointed 4/19/01)
  • (1) -- William B. Horne, II, appointed CM 7/10/01

2002

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst
  • Commissioner 2: Frank Hibbard
  • Commissioner 3: Hoyt Hamilton
  • Commissioner 4: Whitney Gray*
  • Commissioner 5: William C. Jonson
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor (Gray appointed 4/18/02)

2003

  • Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst
  • Commissioner 2: Frank Hibbard
  • Commissioner 3: Hoyt Hamilton*
  • Commissioner 4: Whitney Gray(1) / JB Johnson(2)
  • Commissioner 5: William C. Jonson
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor (Hamilton appointed 4/17/03)
  • (1) -- Whitney Gray resigned 12/03
  • (2) -- JB Johnson appointed 12/18/03, oath on 01/12/04

2004

  • Mayor: Brian Aungst
  • Vice-Mayor: Frank Hibbard*
  • Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton
  • Councilmember: JB Johnson/Carlen Petersen
  • Councilmember: William C. Jonson
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II
  • (*) -- Vice Mayor, (Hibbard appointed 4/1/04)

2004

  • Mayor: Frank Hibbard
  • Vice-Mayor: William C. Jonson
  • Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton
  • Councilmember: Carlen Petersen
  • Councilmember: John Doran
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2006

  • Mayor: Frank Hibbard
  • Vice-Mayor: Carlen A. Petersen
  • Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton
  • Councilmember: William C. Jonson
  • Councilmember: John Doran
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2006

  • Mayor: Frank Hibbard
  • Vice-Mayor: Carlen A. Petersen
  • Councilmember: J.B. Johnson (Interim)
  • Councilmember: William C. Jonson
  • Councilmember: John Doran
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2007

  • Mayor: Frank Hibbard
  • Vice-Mayor: John Doran
  • Councilmember: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: Carlen A. Petersen
  • Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2008

  • Mayor: Frank Hibbard
  • Vice-Mayor: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: John Doran
  • Councilmember: Carlen A. Petersen
  • Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
  • City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2010

  • Mayor: Frank Hibbard,
  • Vice-Mayor: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: John Doran
  • Councilmember: Bill Jonson
  • Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
  • City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2012

  • Mayor: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: Doreen Hock-DiPolito
  • Councilmember: Jay Polglaze
  • Councilmember: Bill Jonson
  • Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
  • City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2013

  • Mayor: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: Doreen Hock-DiPolito
  • Councilmember: Jay Polglaze
  • Councilmember: Bill Jonson
  • Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
  • City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2014

  • Mayor: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: Doreen Hock-DiPolito
  • Councilmember: Jay Polglaze
  • Councilmember: Bill Jonson
  • Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson/Hoyt Hamilton
  • City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2015

  • Mayor: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: Doreen Hock-DiPolito
  • Councilmember: Jay E. Polglaze*
  • Councilmember: William Jonson
  • Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton
  • City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II
  • * Vice Mayor

2016

  • Mayor: George N. Cretekos 03/16
  • Councilmember: Doreen Caudell 03/16
  • Councilmember: Polglaze/Robert Cundiff 03/16
  • Councilmember: William Jonson*
  • Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton
  • City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II
  • * Vice Mayor

2017

  • Mayor: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: Doreen Caudell
  • Councilmember: Robert Cundiff
  • Councilmember: William Jonson
  • Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton*
  • City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II
  • * Vice Mayor

2018

  • Mayor: George N. Cretekos
  • Councilmember: Doreen Caudell*(1)/Jay Polglaze(2)
  • Councilmember: Robert Cundiff
  • Councilmember: Jonson/David E. Allbritton 03/18
  • Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton 03/18
  • City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
  • City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
  • City Manager: William B. Horne, II
  • * Vice Mayor
  • (1) -- Doreen Caudell resigned 11/30/18
  • (2) -- Jay Polglaze appointed 12/6/18

How much are the Councilmembers paid?

The Mayor is paid $30,350.05 per year, and the Vice-Mayor and Councilmembers are paid $25,292.01 per year. Annually in January, according to ordinance shall be adjusted by the same percentage as the annual social security cost-of-living adjustment or by two percent, whichever is greater.

How can I become a candidate for the City Council?

To become a candidate you must be:

  • A registered voter of the city of Clearwater
  • A resident of the city for at least one continuous year
  • At least 18 years of age

For more information, contact the City's Clerk's office.

When does the City Council meet?

The Council holds public meetings on the first and third Thursday of each month in the Clearwater Main Library's Council Chambers at 6 p.m.

To prepare for these meetings, the City Council also holds a work session on the Monday prior to each Thursday night meeting, usually at 9 a.m. While the work sessions are open to the public, there is no format for public comment.

Stream the meetings online and view the agendas.

How can I speak at a Council meeting?

The public is permitted--and encouraged--to speak at the Thursday Council meetings. Remember that while the public can attend the Monday work sessions, there is no provision for public comment.

Depending on your topic, there are two ways to address the Council. For topics that are on the agenda, the Council will invite citizens to speak at the appropriate time during the meeting. For topics that are not on the agenda, the Council provides time prior to beginning the agenda topics for citizens to speak on any subject relevant to the city of Clearwater. Speakers are allotted a maximum of three minutes for non-agenda topics.