Find Polk County Florida mayors. Mayor's offices provide information on government agencies, legislation, councils, managers, boards, elections, deputy mayors, and local, state and federal politics.
Bartow City Mayor 450 North Wilson Avenue Bartow FL 33830 863-534-0100
Frostproof City Mayor Frostproof Frostproof FL 33843 863-635-4966
Lake Hamilton Mayor 100 Smith Ave Lake Hamilton FL 33851 863-439-1910
Lake Wales City Mayor 201 West Central Avenue Lake Wales FL 33853 863-678-4182
Lakeland Mayor 228 South Massachusetts Avenue Lakeland FL 33801 863-834-6005
Mulberry City Mayor 104 South Church Avenue Mulberry FL 33860 863-425-1125
Winter Haven Mayor 451 3rd Street Northwest Winter Haven FL 33881 863-291-5622
Aside from residency and age requirements, most local charters do not require any specific education or experience for the position of Mayor. Most Mayors have some prior experience as an elected or other government official, or have been involved in some form of public service. Mayors typically benefit from political and consensus building skills. In a Mayor-Council form of government, management and policy development experience are particularly advantageous.
The Mayor may initiate or propose ordinances and other local laws, but the adoption of these measures is a legislative responsibility. The city or town council, or other legislative body, has the authority to adopt local legislation. Depending on the form of government, the Mayor may or may not have a vote in the legislative body.
The Mayor's term of office is determined by local charter. In most municipalities, the Mayor serves a two-year or four-year term.