City Commission

Commission Members

Picture of Commissioner Morris West

Morris L. West, Mayor
Seat Number 3
Term Expires: April 2020
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Picture of Commissioner Don Mason

Don Mason, Vice Mayor
Seat Number 1
Term Expires: April 2019
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Picture of Commissioner Horace West

Horace West, City Commissioner
Seat Number 2
Term Expires: April 2022
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Picture of Commissioner Anne Huffman

Anne Huffman, City Commissioner
Seat Number 5
Term Expires: April 2021
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Picture of Commissioner Roy Tyler

H.L. Roy Tyler, City Commissioner
Seat Number 4
Term Expires: April 2020
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Overview

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.

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
Picture of Haines City Commission Members in 2017

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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