The Commission makes city policy, sets the budget and millage rate, and approves resolutions and ordinances (local laws). The commissioners are responsible to the people of Gainesville. The Commission includes seven members: four commissioners elected from single member districts, two commissioners elected at-large, and one member elected as mayor. The mayor chairs the meetings but has an equal vote with the other commissioners.
The City Commission's regular business meetings usually take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month (with exceptions). The Commission also holds subcommittee meetings and special meetings as needed. Visit the Agendas & Minutes page on the City's website for upcoming meeting agendas.
Current Commission Members
- Mayor - Lauren Poe
- Commissioner (At-large) - Cynthia Moore Chestnut
- Commissioner (At-large) - Reina Saco
- Commissioner (District I) - Desmon Duncan-Walker
- Commissioner (District II) - Harvey Ward
- Commissioner (District III) - David Arreola
- Commissioner (District IV) - Adrian Hayes-Santos
View our District Map to find your commission district.
The agenda outlines the order of business during the meeting. It includes the following sections:
Consent Agenda (CA): Business items that the Commission approves together in one motion to save time. The Commission may remove an item to discuss separately.
Regular Agenda: Business items to be discussed and considered for action by the Commission during the meeting. The Commission may re-order or remove discussion items.