Welcome to the Office of the City Manager. We are proud to serve and respond to the needs of our citizens and businesses, by providing services to make their experiences in Haines City most enjoyable.
We look FORWARD to the countless opportunities the future holds for us as employees, business owners, and residents together in this amazing City. We encourage you to join us in our mantra of HCForward because we are dreaming big and moving forward to accomplish bold goals. We want to see our neighborhoods revitalized, local businesses thrive, and economic development flourish.
Please take a look through our website to get a better understanding of the activities and services our City provides. We trust you can locate the information you need as well as learn something new about our community as well. Our City staff, the City Manager’s Report and our various social media platforms are excellent resources to help acquaint yourself with Haines City.
We are moving forward and making an impact in the Heart of Florida.
WHAT WE DO
The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the municipal entity. The City Manager’s duties and responsibilities consist of running the day-to-day operations of the municipality.
The City Manager is responsible for administration and management of the day to day operations of the government and budget. The City Manager is responsible for working with the elected officials and other stakeholders in the community to assist with developing and establishing community goals and objectives while ensuring the community’s best interests are always considered during the decision-making process. The City Manager fosters a welcome environment to attract local businesses, developers, and investors to bring commerce to Haines City. He also works hand-in-hand with the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council in business recruitment and retention. The City Manager also acts as a legislative liaison to other municipalities as well as other Local, State, and Federal Agencies.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Communications and Marketing Manager oversees the marketing, advertising and public relations for the City as well as facilitating interdepartmental and external communication. Their expertise allows them to allocate organizational resources to maximize collaboration, efficiency, creativity, and maintenance of consistent branding or identity across marketing and public relations channels.
Deric C. Feacher, City Manager
Deric C. Feacher has over 15 years of government and consultant services in the State of Florida. Deric has served as a Director of Community Relations at Keiser University, Executive Director of Winter Haven Housing Authority and numerous roles in municipal government starting as a Recreation Supervisor, Department Director, and Assistant City Manager to current role as City Manager.
Deric is a proven manager where municipalities under him experienced major growth and progressive development for the residents of the community during his tenure. He came to the City of Haines City early 2017 as Deputy City Manager and was elevated to City Manager in October 2017.
Deric is actively engaged in the community serving as the immediate past Board Chair for the United Way of Central Florida, a member of Winter Haven Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, former Board Member of the Haines City Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Polk State Corporate College Advisory Board, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Florida City/County Management Association (FCCMA), the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), and many more.
Deric earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management. Deric is extremely excited about the opportunity he has been afforded to be part of the heartbeat of Florida.
Stephanie Snively, Marketing & Communications Manager
Stephanie Snively is the Communications and Marketing Manager for the City of Haines City. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. She is a member of the Florida Public Relations Association and the American Marketing Association.
Deric C. Feacher
Communications & Marketing
Senior Executive Assistant
620 E. Main Street
Haines City, FL 33844