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 responsible to the neighbors 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.
- ProfileMayor Poe currently serves on the Audit and Finance Committee and the Combined Communications Center Executive Board.
- ProfileDesmon Duncan-Walker is the daughter of Iris Duncan and George Walker, Jr., and the granddaughter of Collins and the late Gloria Chestnut-Duncan and the late George, Sr. and the late Alma McDonald-Walker.
- ProfileFirst elected in March 2017 and then re-elected in 2020, Harvey Ward, Jr. is a native of Gainesville and a graduate of Eastside High, Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.
- ProfileDavid Arreola was born in Gainesville, and is currently the youngest City Commissioner ever elected in the City Of Gainesville.
- ProfileReina Saco was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1990. She and her family fled Cuba in 1994, and were held in a refugee camp until being paroled into the United States in 1995.
- ProfileA native of Tallahassee, Cynthia Moore Chestnut received her B.S. in Speech Pathology from Florida A & M University; M.S. in Speech Pathology from Florida State University and D.P.A. from Nova-Southeastern University in Public Administration.
Gainesville City Commission
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200 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
P.O. Box 490, Station 19