City Commission

Commission Members

Photo of Mayor Roy Tyler

Roy Tyler, Mayor
Seat Number 4
Term Expires: April 2024

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Photo of Commissioner Omar Arroyo

Omar Arroyo, Vice Mayor
Seat Number 2
Term Expires: April 2026

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Picture of Commissioner Anne Huffman

   Anne Huffman, City Commissioner
Seat Number 5
Term Expires: April 2025

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photo of Commissioner Vernel Smith

Vernel Smith, City Commissioner
Seat Number 1
Term Expires: April 2027

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Picture of Commissioner Morris West

Morris L. West, City Commissioner
Seat Number 3
Term Expires: April 2024

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The City of Haines City is a home rule municipality and operates under the commission-manager form of government. The City Commission of Haines City is the elected legislative and governing body of the City. It consists of five City Commissioners elected to serve four year terms. The Commission selects a Mayor and Vice-Mayor through a majority vote of the Commission each year.

The City Commission meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursday of each month. Typically, the City Commission meets for a workshop at 6:00 p.m. with the regular City Commission meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Please check the calendar on the homepage of the website for the specific dates, times, and locations of the City Commission meetings.

City Commission Duties

Responsibilities of the City Commission include:

  • Adopting an annual budget
  • Adopting local laws and ordinances
  • Appointing the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk
  • Establishing policies, utility rates, assessments and other fees
  • Managing growth and land use
  • Setting the annual tax rate

Areas of Assistance & Advice

The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission and serves as the chief executive officer to carry out their policies and oversee the daily business of the City. Professionally qualified and experienced personnel head the city departments and provide municipal services to the public. In addition, boards and committees comprised of many area residents, assist and advise the City Commission on various matters.

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