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What are the services/responsibilities of the City Council ?

The City Council sets policy and makes decisions concerning many different aspects of local government -- such as tax rates, annexations, property code variances, and large contract awards. Clearwater's municipal administration is patterned after the Council-Manager form of government. This system of joint government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials (the City Council) with the strong management skills of a professional City Manager who prepares an annual budget for the Council's action, serves as the Council's chief advisor, recruits and hires the government's staff and sees to it that the Council's programs and policies are carried out. The Council also hires the City Attorney who is the full time legal advisor for the City.

The City Council also has the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the job performance of the City Manager and the City Attorney
  • Attends special workshops/meetings
  • Is the City liaison for various area-wide boards
  • Represents the City for numerous ribbon cuttings, opening day festivities and organizational welcomes
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How many Councilmembers are there and how long do they serve?

The City Council is comprised of five members -- one Mayor and four Councilmembers -- who each serve four-year terms. A person can serve two consecutive terms as a City Councilmember, after which he/she cannot hold any City Council seat other than Mayor for a minimum of two years. The Mayor position also has a two-term limit after which he/she cannot serve as a City Councilmember or Mayor for a minimum of two years.

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How are Councilmembers elected ?

Members of the City Council are elected at large and elections are nonpartisan. Special elections may be called by the Council at any time.

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Who are the current Councilmembers ?

Please see their biography pages.

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Who were the previous Councilmembers, Commissioners, Mayors, and other City Officials ?

1901
Mayor: Daniel S. Kidder
Council President: Friend, N.N.
Councilman: J.L. Edgar
Councilman: J.R. Jeffords
Councilman: Thomas
Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
Councilman: A.C. Turner
City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1902
Mayor: J.F. Bennett
Council President: John Thomson (to 2/9/03)
Councilman: J.N. McClung
Councilman: R.J. Booth
Councilman: A.J. Brandon
Councilman: J.R. Jeffords
Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
Councilman: J.L. Edgar
City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1903
Mayor: E.J. Armstrong
Council President: C. Lowery (elected)
Councilman: S.S. Coachman
Councilman: J.R. Jeffords
Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
Councilman: J.N. McClung
Councilman: R.J. Booth
Councilman: A.J. Brandon
City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1904
Mayor: R.H. Padgett
Council President: C. Lowery
Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
Councilman: D.D. Kimball
Councilman: SS Coachman
Councilman: R.J. Booth
Councilman: A.J. Brandon
Councilman: J.N. McClung
City Clerk: Sheridan /E.H. Eubanks

1905
Mayor: R.H. Padgett
Council President: C. Lowery
Councilman: A.F. Kisby
Councilman: DD Kimball
Councilman: J.N. McClung
Councilman: J.J. Booth
Councilman: I.A. Mason (to 5/15/06)
Councilman: A.J. Brandon
City Clerk: E.H. Eubanks

1906
Mayor: J.R. Jeffords
Council President: C. Lowery/A.J. Brandon (1)
Councilman: G.J. Bolton
Councilman: A.J. Brandon
Councilman: J.J. Booth
Councilman: DD Kimball
Councilman: C.P. Starr
Councilman: M.H. Kirkpatrick
City Clerk: E.H. Eubanks
(1) -- Resigned 5/1.

1907
Mayor: Leroy J. Brandon
Council President: J.R. Jeffords/C.P. Starr (2)
Councilman: M.H. Eldridge
Councilman: A.J. Brandon
Councilman: F.J. Armstrong
Councilman: J.R. Jeffords
Councilman: H.E. Tooke
Councilman: M.H. Kirkpatrick
City Clerk: E.H. Eubanks
(2) -- Resigned 1/10.

1908
Mayor: Leroy J. Brandon
Council President: M.H. Eldridge
Councilman: J.K. Wilson
Councilman: L.G. Sitoruous
Councilman: J.P. Little
Councilman: R.T. Daniels
Councilman: H.E. Tooke
Councilman: M.H. Kirkpatrick
City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1909
Mayor: Leroy J. Brandon
Council President: M.H. Eldridge
Councilman: W.S. Smith
Councilman: J.K. Wilson
Councilman: JP Little/H.A. Engman (1)
Councilman: R.T. Daniels
Councilman: L.G. Sitoruous
Councilman: J.R. Jeffords/H.G.Whitesell (2)
City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan
(1) -- Resigned 2/2
(2) -- Resigned 11/2

1910
Mayor: E.L. Pearce
Council President: M.H. Eldridge (3)
Councilman: H.A. Engman/Wilcox (4)
Councilman: W.S. Smith
Councilman: H.E. Tooke
Councilman: R.T. Daniels
Councilman: B.P. Coachman
Councilman: A.E. Sloan
City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan
(3) -- Resigned 9/9
(4) -- Resigned 10/22

1911
Mayor: AE Sloan
Council President: R.T. Daniels
Councilman: B.M. Caruthers
Councilman: John R. Thomas
Councilman: J.H. Mendenall
Councilman: C.T. Chatham
Councilman: R.J. Booth
Councilman: J.C. Whittle
City Clerk: Thomas J. Sheridan

1912
Mayor: C.H. Evans
Council President: John R. Thomas
Councilman: J.C. Whittle
Councilman: R.J. Booth
Councilman: W.N. Reece
Councilman: R.K. Brandon
Councilman: E.R. Turner
Councilman: J.H. Mendenall
City Clerk: R.T. Daniel

1913
Mayor: C.H. Evans
Council President: John R. Thomas
Councilman: W.S. Smith
Councilman: W.T. Harrison
Councilman: J.C. Whittle
Councilman: R.K. Brandon
Councilman: BM Caruthers
Councilman: W.N. Reece
City Clerk: R.T. Daniel
City Attorney: John U. Bird

1914
Mayor: J.R. Jeffords
Council President: John R. Thomas
Councilman: R.K. Brandon
Councilman: N.E. Mighell
Councilman: W.S. Smith
Councilman: BM Caruthers
Councilman: W.T. Harrison
Councilman: J.C. Whittle
City Clerk: R.T. Daniel
City Attorney: John U. Bird

1915
Mayor: J.R. Jeffords
Council President: John R. Thomas
Councilman: BM Caruthers
Councilman: R.K. Brandon
Councilman: W.T. Harrison
Councilman: NE Mighell
Councilman: W.S. Smith
Councilman: J.C. Whittle
City Clerk: R.T. Daniel
City Attorney: John U. Bird

1916
Mayor: John R. Thomas
Council President: E.H. Coachman
Councilman: J.R. Hubbard
Councilman: Frank Booth
Councilman: W.F. Rehbaum, Jr.
Councilman: G.R. Croft
Councilman: R.K. Brandon
Councilman: J.E. Nall
City Clerk: W.H. Freeman
City Attorney: John U. Bird

1917
Mayor: John R. Thomas
Council President: G.R. Croft
Councilman: J.R. Hubbard
Councilman: W.H. Freeman
Councilman: W.F. Rehbaum
Councilman: Frank Booth
Councilman: E.H. Coachman
Councilman: J.E. Nall
City Clerk: W.S. Gregory
City Attorney: Leroy Brandon

1918
Mayor: R.K. Brandon
Council President: G.R. Croft
Councilman: E.H. Coachman
Councilman: J.R. Hubbard
Councilman: I.E. Nicholson
Councilman: J.C. Moore
Councilman: W.F. Rehbaum
Councilman: J.E. Nall
City Clerk: W.H. Freeman
City Attorney: John U. Bird

1919
Mayor: R.K. Brandon
Council President: J.C. Moore
Councilman: E.H. Coachman
Councilman: Robert T. Markley
Councilman: I.E.Nicholson/ P. Mortonson
Councilman: W.H. Freeman
Councilman: F.C. Schank
Councilman: Frank Booth
City Clerk: W.H. Freeman

1920
Mayor: Frank J. Booth
Council President: J.C. Moore
Councilman: E.H. Coachman
Councilman: R.T. Markley
Councilman: Peter Mortonson
Councilman: Gregor McLean
Councilman: Alfred C. Turner
Councilman: F.C. Schank
City Clerk: Freeman/J.R. Thomas
City Attorney: John U. Bird

1921
Mayor: Frank J. Booth
Council President:
Councilman: W.T. Harrison
Councilman: Charles R. Lee
Councilman: A.H. Dillard
Councilman: Gregor McLean
Councilman: Peter Mortonson
Councilman: Alfred C. Turner
City Clerk: J.R. Thomas
City Attorney: John U. Bird

1922
Mayor: Frank J. Booth
Council President:
Councilman: W.T. Harrison
Councilman: Alford P. Marshall
Councilman: Alfred C. Turner
Councilman: Charles R. Lee
Councilman: Herbert Blanton
Councilman: A.H. Dillard
City Clerk: J.R. Thomas
City Attorney: John U. Bird

1923 (1)
Mayor: Frank J. Booth
Council President: Albert Wallace (2)
Commissioner: E.A. Roberts
Commissioner: J.N. McClung
Commissioner: J.L. Kelly
Commissioner: George Washburn
City Clerk: J.R. Thomas (Acting)
City Attorney: John U. Bird
City Manager: Thomas / Galt (Acting)
(1) -- 1923 Councilmen became Councilmembers
(2) -- Elected 12/18

1924
Mayor: Frank J. Booth
Council President: J.C. Moore
Commissioner: Albert Wallace
Commissioner: J.N. McClung
Commissioner: J.L. Kelly
City Clerk: J.R. Thomas
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: William. R. Galt

1925
Mayor: Frank J. Booth
Commissioner: J. Kelly
Commissioner: J.C. Moore
Commissioner: J.N. McClung
Commissioner: AF Wallace
Commissioner:: E.B. Casler (12/15)
City Clerk: Thomas / Lott / Gilmore (1)
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: Charles Mason
(1) -- Thomas 1/5, Lott 9/1, Gilmore 8/31

1926
Mayor: F.J. Booth / H.H. Baskin
Commissioner: Albert Wallace 12/21
Commissioner: J.C. Moore
Commissioner: J.N. McClung
Commissioner: E.B. Casler
Commissioner: J.L. Kelly
City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
City Attorney: M.H. Jones/J.U. Bird
City Manager: Charles Mason

1927
Mayor: H.H. Baskin
Commissioner: J.C. Moore
Commissioner: E.B. Casler
Commissioner: J.N. McClung
Commissioner: AF Wallace
City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: Charles Mason

1928
Mayor: H.H. Baskin / J.M. McClung (acting)
Commissioner: H.D. Yerxa
Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
Commissioner: J.N. McClung
Commissioner: AF Wallace
City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1929
Mayor: H.H. Baskin
Commissioner: HD Yerxa
Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1930
Mayor: H.H. Baskin
Commissioner: HD Yerxa
Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
City Clerk: J.M. Gilmore
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1931
Mayor: H.H. Baskin
Commissioner: HD Yerxa
Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
City Clerk: Gilmore / Satterfield 6/8
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1932
Mayor: H.H. Baskin
Commissioner: HD Yerxa
Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1933
Mayor: H.H. Baskin
Commissioner: HD Yerxa
Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
Commissioner: Douglas Bailey
City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1934
Mayor: H.H. Baskin
Commissioner: J.A. Barry
Commissioner: Read F. Tilley
Commissioner: A.N. Dillard
Commissioner: E.B. Casler, Jr.
City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
City Attorney: M.H. Jones
City Manager: H.S. Riddle

1935
Mayor: Ray E. Green
Commissioner: D.O. Batchelor
Commissioner: E.B. Casler, Jr.
Commissioner: JA Barry
Commissioner: L.A. Marsh
City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
City Attorney: John Polhill
City Manager: AC Nichols

1936
Mayor: Ray E. Green
Commissioner: D.O. Batchelor
Commissioner: R.L. Baker
Commissioner: JA Barry
Commissioner: LA Marsh
City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
City Attorney: John Polhill

1937
Mayor: Ray E. Green
Commissioner: D.O. Batchelor
Commissioner: R.L. Baker
Commissioner: JA Barry
Commissioner: LA Marsh
City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
City Attorney: John Polhill
City Manager: AC Nichols

1938
Mayor: Ray E. Green
Commissioner: D.O. Batchelor
Commissioner: R.L. Baker
Commissioner: Herbert Grice
Commissioner: LA Marsh
City Clerk: J.E. Satterfield
City Attorney: John Polhill
City Manager: AC Nichols

1939
Mayor: E.B. Casler, Jr.
Commissioner: R.A. Dempsey
Commissioner: R.L. Baker
Commissioner: Herbert Grice
Commissioner: W.W. Peeler
City Clerk: Frank J. Hamrick
City Attorney: Ralph Richards
City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1940
Mayor: E.B. Casler, Jr.
Commissioner: R.A. Dempsey
Commissioner: Herbert Grice
Commissioner: George Seavy
Commissioner: WW Peeler / R.B. Norton (1)
City Clerk: Frank J. Hamrick
City Attorney: Ralph Richards
City Manager: FL Hendrix
(1) -- Resigned 8/7

1941
Mayor: George R. Seavy
Councilmember: Watson / D. Stoutamire (1)
Commissioner: Herbert Grice
Commissioner: Jessie G. Smith
Commissioner: Sumner R. Lowe
City Clerk: Frank Cooley
City Attorney: Ralph Richards
City Manager: F.L. Hendrix
(1) -- Resigned 10/6

1942
Mayor: George R. Seavy
Commissioner: Dan L. Stoutamire
Commissioner: Herbert Grice
Commissioner: D.C. Smith
Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
City Clerk: Frank Cooley
City Attorney: Ralph Richards
City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1943
Mayor: George R. Seavy
Commissioner: Sumner R. Lowe
Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
Commissioner: Herbert Grice
Commissioner: Dan L. Stoutamire
City Clerk: Frank Cooley
City Attorney: Ralph Richards
City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1944
Mayor: George R. Seavy
Commissioner: Sumner R. Lowe
Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
Commissioner: Herbert Grice
Commissioner: Dan L. Stoutamire
City Clerk: Frank Cooley
City Attorney: Ralph Richards
City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1945
Mayor: George R. Seavy
Commissioner: Sumner R. Lowe
Commissioner: Herbert Grice
Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
Commissioner: Dan L. Stoutamire
City Clerk: Frank Cooley
City Attorney: Ralph Richards
City Manager: F.L. Hendrix

1946
Mayor: George R. Seavy
Commissioner: Tim A. Johnson
Commissioner: J.R. Crane
Commissioner: Jesse G. Smith
Commissioner: W.C. Wells
City Clerk: Frank Cooley
City Attorney: Ralph Richards /G. Smith
City Manager: F.L. Hendrix / F. Taylor

1947
Mayor: J.O. Houze
Commissioner: Harry D. Sargeant
Commissioner: Tim A. Johnson
Commissioner: J.R. Crane
Commissioner: W.C. Wells
City Clerk: Frank Cooley
City Attorney: George Smith
City Manager: Boyd A. Bennett

1948
Mayor: J.O. Houze
Commissioner: Harry D. Sargeant
Commissioner: Guy L. Kennedy
Commissioner: Leland F. Drew
Commissioner: J.R. Crane
City Clerk: Frank Cooley / H.G. Wingo
City Attorney: George Smith
City Manager: Boyd A. Bennett

1949
Mayor: Harry D. Sargeant
Commissioner: E.B. Casler
Commissioner: Guy L. Kennedy
Commissioner: Leland F. Drew
Commissioner: Herbert M. Brown
City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
City Attorney: Ben Krentzman
City Manager: Boyd A. Bennett

1950
Mayor: Harry D. Sargeant
Commissioner: Joe Turner
Commissioner: E.B. Casler
Commissioner: Leland F. Drew
Commissioner: Herbert M. Brown
City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
City Attorney: H.G. Wingo
City Manager: Boyd A. Bennett

1951
Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
Commissioner: Joe Turner
Commissioner: Herb M. Blanton
Commissioner: Thomas H. Black
Commissioner: Garland D. Lynn
City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
City Attorney: C.E. Ware
City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1952
Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
Commissioner: Herb M. Blanton
Commissioner: Jack Russell
Commissioner: W.E. Crown, Jr.
Commissioner: Garland D. Lynn
City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
City Attorney: Charles Phillips
City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1953
Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
Commissioner: W.E. Strang, Jr.
Commissioner: Jack Russell
Commissioner: W.E. Crown, Jr.
Commissioner: John W. Bates
City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
City Attorney: Charles Phillips
City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1954
Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
Commissioner: Guy L. Kennedy
Commissioner: W.E. Strang
Commissioner: Jack Russell
Commissioner: John W. Bates
City Clerk: H.G. Wingo
City Attorney: Charles Phillips
City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1955
Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
Commissioner: Guy L. Kennedy
Commissioner: W.E. Strang
Commissioner: Jack Russell
Commissioner: J.N. Bohannon
City Clerk: Wingo / R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Charles Phillips
City Manager: Francis C. Middleton

1956
Mayor: Herbert M. Brown
Commissioner: W.E. Strang
Commissioner: Sam J. Roberts
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
Commissioner: J.N. Bohannon
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Ben Krentzman
City Manager: F. Middleton /J. Sullivan

 

1957
Mayor: Lewis H. Homer
Commissioner: James H. Watkins
Commissioner: W.E. Strang
Commissioner: Samual Roberts
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Ben Krentzman
City Manager: Jack Tallent

1958
Mayor: Lewis H. Homer
Commissioner: James H. Watkins
Commissioner: W.E. Strang
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
Commissioner: Herbert R. Fields
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Ben Krentzman
City Manager: Jack Tallent/J. Stewart

1959
Mayor: Alex D. Finch
Commissioner: James H. Watkins
Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
Commissioner: Herbert R. Fields
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: H.H. Baskin, Jr.
City Manager: James Stewart

1960
Mayor: Alex D. Finch
Commissioner: R.L. Weatherly
Commissioner: James H. Watkins
Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: H.H. Baskin, Jr.
City Manager: James Stewart

1961
Mayor: Robert L. Weatherly
Commissioner: Herbert Fields
Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
Commissioner: Kenneth Walters (1)
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: James Stewart
(1) -- Appointed 1/3 to replace Weatherly who was elected Mayor on 12/20/60

1962
Mayor: Robert L. Weatherly
Commissioner: Herbert Fields
Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
Commissioner: Joe K. Turner
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: James Stewart

1963
Mayor: Robert L. Weatherly
Commissioner: Herbert Fields
Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
Commissioner: Joe K. Turner
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: James Stewart

1964
Mayor: Robert L. Weatherly
Commissioner: Herbert Fields
Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
Commissioner: Joe K. Turner
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: James Stewart

1965
Mayor: Joseph K. Turner
Commissioner: Clifton Stephens
Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
Commissioner: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Cleveland Insco
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: James Stewart

1966
Mayor: Joseph K. Turner
Commissioner: Clifton Stephens
Commissioner: Amos G. Smith
Commissioner: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: George Brumfield
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: James Stewart

1967
Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Clifton Stephens
Commissioner: Donald Williams
Commissioner: Cal Blackstone, Jr.
Commissioner: George Brumfield
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: James Stewart/ Stierheim (1)
(1) -- Resigned 10/31

1968
Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Brooks Carter
Commissioner: Donald Williams
Commissioner: Cal Blackstone, Jr.
Commissioner: G. Brumfield / D.D. Carlson (2)
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: Merrett Stierheim
(2) -- Resigned 6/17

1969
Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Brooks Carter
Commissioner: Donald Williams
Commissioner: Rick Hall
Commissioner: Donald Carlson
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1970
Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Donald Williams
Commissioner: Donald Carlson
Commissioner: Rick Hall
Commissioner: Richard D. Wachtler
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1971
Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Donald Williams
Commissioner: Donald Carlson
Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
Commissioner: Richard D. Wachtler
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1972
Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Donald Williams
Commissioner: Rick Hall
Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
Commissioner: Richard D. Wachtler
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1973
Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Donald Williams
Commissioner: Rick Hall
Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
Commissioner: Richard D. Wachtler
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: Merrett Stierheim

1974
Mayor: H. Everett Hougen
Commissioner: Donald Williams
Commissioner: John F. Rankin
Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Herbert M. Brown
City Manager: Picot B. Floyd

1975
Mayor: Gabriel Cazares
Commissioner: Karen Martin
Commissioner: John F. Rankin
Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: H.M. Brown/T. Bustin (1)
City Manager: Picot B. Floyd
(1) -- Brown resigned 4/11, Bustin appointed 8/18

1976
Mayor: Gabriel Cazares
Commissioner: Karen Martin
Commissioner: Darwin S. Frank
Commissioner: Joseph Carwise
Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Picot B. Floyd

1977
Mayor: Gabriel Cazares
Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker (*)
Commissioner: Karen Martin
Commissioner: Darwin S. Frank
Commissioner: William Nunamaker
City Clerk: R.G. Whitehead
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Floyd/A.L. Shoemaker (2)
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(2) -- Floyd resigned 6/3; Shoemaker appointed at 5 p.m.

1978
Mayor: G. Cazares / C.F. LeCher (3)
Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker (*)
Commissioner: Karen Martin
Commissioner: Richard E. Tenney
Commissioner: William Nunamaker
City Clerk: Whitehead / L. Williams (4)
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(3) -- Cazares resigned 4/3; LeCher sworn in 4/13
(4) -- Whitehead died 5/29; Williams appointed 6/2

1979
Mayor: Charles F. LeCher
Commissioner: Karleen DeBlaker
Commissioner: Marvin Moore
Commissioner: Richard E. Tenney
Commissioner: William Nunamaker (*)
City Clerk: Lucille Williams
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor

1980
Mayor: Charles F. Lecher
Commissioner: Nunamaker (*)(5) / P. Hatchett (6)
Commissioner: Rita Garvey (*)
Commissioner: Marvin Moore
Commissioner: R.E. Tenney / B. Stephan (7)
City Clerk: Lucille Williams
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(5) -- Nunamaker resigned 9/1; Garvey appointed Vice Mayor
(6) -- Hatchett sworn in 9/4
(7) -- Tenney resigned 12/2; Stephan sworn in 12/11

1981
Mayor: Charles F. LeCher
Commissioner: Paul A. Hatchett (*)
Commissioner: Rita Garvey
Commissioner: James Calderbank
Commissioner: Kathleen Kelly
City Clerk: Lucille Williams
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor

1982
Mayor: Charles F. LeCher
Commissioner: Paul A. Hatchett (*)
Commissioner: Rita Garvey
Commissioner: James Calderbank
Commissioner: James L. Berfield
City Clerk: Lucille Williams
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor

1983
Mayor: Kathleen F. Kelly
Commissioner: James L. Berfield (*)
Commissioner: Rita Garvey
Commissioner: James Calderbank
Commissioner: William G. Justice
City Clerk: Lucille Williams
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor

1984
Mayor: Kathleen F. Kelly
Commissioner: Rita Garvey (*)
Commissioner: James L. Berfield
Commissioner: James Calderbank
Commissioner: William G. Justice
City Clerk: Lucille Williams
City Attorney: Thomas A. Bustin
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor

1985
Mayor: Kathleen F. Kelly
Commissioner: Rita Garvey (*)
Commissioner: James L. Berfield
Commissioner: Lee Regulski
Commissioner: Don Winner
City Clerk: L. Williams / C. Goudeau (1)
City Attorney: Bustin (2)/Kowalski/Galbraith (3)
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(1) -- Williams retired 8/2; Goudeau appointed 8/15
(2) -- Bustin resigned 3/20; Kowalski appt. Interim CA
(3) -- M.A. Galbraith, Jr. appointed 9/16

1986
Mayor: Kathleen F. Kelly
Commissioner: Lee Regulski (*)
Commissioner: R. Garvey / Marvin Moore (4)
Commissioner: James L. Berfield
Commissioner: Don Winner
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
City Manager: Anthony L. Shoemaker
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(4) -- Garvey resigned 12/30

1987
Mayor: Rita Garvey
Commissioner: James L. Berfield (*)
Commissioner: Lee Regulski
Commissioner: Wm. Donald Winner
Commissioner: William Nunamaker
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
City Manager: Shoemaker / J. McFate II (5)
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(5) -- Shoemaker resigned 10/5; McFate appointed Interim CM

1988
Mayor: Rita Garvey
Commissioner: James L. Berfield (*)
Commissioner: Lee Regulski
Commissioner: Wm. Donald Winner
Commissioner: William Nunamaker
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
City Manager: Ron H. Rabun (6)
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(6) -- Rabun appointed CM 4/4

1989 (1)
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
Commissioner 2: Lee T. Regulski
Commissioner 3: Wm. Donald Winner (*)
Commissioner 4: William O. Nunamaker 4/89
Commissioner 5: R. "Dick" Fitzgerald4/89
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
City Manager: Ron H. Rabun
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(1) -- Charter changed to 3-year terms on 3/15/89

1990
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey 4/90
Commissioner 2: Lee T. Regulski 4/90
Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield 4/90
Commissioner 4: William O. Nunamaker
Commissioner 5: R. "Dick" Fitzgerald (*)
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
City Manager: Ron H. Rabun
(*) -- Vice Mayor

1991
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
Commissioner 2: Lee T. Regulski
Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield (*)
Commissioner 4: William O. Nunamaker
Commissioner 5: Richard "Dick" Fitzgerald
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
City Manager: Michael J. Wright (2)
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(2) -- Replaced Raybun 3/91

1992
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
Commissioner 2: Regulski (3) /Mayme Hodges (4)
Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield
Commissioner 4: Arthur X. Deegan 4/92
Commissioner 5: R. "Dick" Fitzgerald (*) 4/92
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
City Manager: Michael J. Wright
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(3) -- Resigned 11/92 to run for County Commission
(4) -- Appointed 12/92 to replace Regulski until 4/93

1993
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey 4/93
Commissioner 2: Fred A. Thomas 4/93
Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield 4/93
Commissioner 4: Arthur X. Deegan (*)
Commissioner 5: Richard "Dick" Fitzgerald (*)
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: M.A. Galbraith, Jr.
City Manager: Michael J. Wright (1)
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(1) -- Resigned 12/93

1994
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
Commissioner 2: Fred A. Thomas (*)
Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield
Commissioner 4: Arthur X. Deegan
Commissioner 5: Richard "Dick" Fitzgerald
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Galbraith (2) / Zimmet (3) / Akin (4)
City Manager: Elizabeth Deptula (5)
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(2) -- Removed as City Attorney 4/3/94; Resigned 8/31/94
(3) -- Alan Zimmet appointed as Interim City Attorney 4/25/94 as Interim Councilmember; Robert Clark elected 11/95
(4) -- Appointed 10/3/94
(5) -- Appointed as Interim City Manager 1/1/94; permanent status 4/4/94

1995
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
Commissioner 2: Fred A. Thomas
Commissioner 3: Sue A. Berfield (*)
Commissioner 4: Michael R. Dallmann (6)
Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr. 4/95
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: Elizabeth Deptula
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(6) -- Michael R. Dallmann elected 4/95-resigned 5/95; William Justice appointed 7/95

1996
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey 4/96
Commissioner 2: Karen Seel 4/96
Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper 4/96
Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr. (*)
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: Elizabeth Deptula
(*) -- Vice Mayor

1997
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
Commissioner 2: Karen Seel
Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper
Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr. (*)
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: Elizabeth Deptula (1) / Roberto (2)
(*) -- Vice Mayor, (JBJ re-appointed 4/17/97)
(1) -- Elizabeth Deptula Retired 06/97
(2) -- Michael J. Roberto took office 6/23/97

1998
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Rita Garvey
Commissioner 2: Karen Seel
Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper (*)
Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr.
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: Michael J. Roberto
(*) -- Vice Mayor

1999
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst 4/99
Commissioner 2: Ed Hart 4/99
Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper 4/99 (*)
Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr.
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: Michael J. Roberto
(*) -- Vice Mayor -- Hooper reappointed 4/15/99

2000
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst
Commissioner 2: Ed Hart
Commissioner 3: Ed Hooper*(1)/F. David Hemerick(2)
Commissioner 4: Robert Clark
Commissioner 5: John B. Johnson, Jr.
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: Michael J. Roberto(3)/William B. Horne, II(4)
(*) -- Vice Mayor
(1) -- Ed Hooper Resigned 11/5/00
(2) -- F. David Hemerick appointed 12/12/00
(3) -- Michael J. Roberto resigned 7/24/00
(4) -- William B. Horne, II, named Interim City Manager 7/24/00

2001
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst
Commissioner 2: Ed Hart*
Commissioner 3: Hoyt Hamilton
Commissioner 4: Whitney Gray
Commissioner 5: William C. Jonson
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II, Interim(1)
(*) -- Vice Mayor (Hart appointed 4/19/01)
(1) -- William B. Horne, II, appointed CM 7/10/01

2002
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst
Commissioner 2: Frank Hibbard
Commissioner 3: Hoyt Hamilton
Commissioner 4: Whitney Gray*
Commissioner 5: William C. Jonson
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II
(*) -- Vice Mayor (Gray appointed 4/18/02)

2003
Mayor/Commissioner 1: Brian Aungst
Commissioner 2: Frank Hibbard
Commissioner 3: Hoyt Hamilton*
Commissioner 4: Whitney Gray(1) / JB Johnson(2)
Commissioner 5: William C. Jonson
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II
(*) -- Vice Mayor (Hamilton appointed 4/17/03)
(1) -- Whitney Gray resigned 12/03
(2) -- JB Johnson appointed 12/18/03, oath on 01/12/04

2004
Mayor: Brian Aungst
Vice-Mayor: Frank Hibbard*
Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton
Councilmember: JB Johnson/Carlen Petersen
Councilmember: William C. Jonson
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II
(*) -- Vice Mayor, (Hibbard appointed 4/1/04)

2004
Mayor: Frank Hibbard
Vice-Mayor: William C. Jonson
Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton
Councilmember: Carlen Petersen
Councilmember: John Doran
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2006
Mayor: Frank Hibbard
Vice-Mayor: Carlen A. Petersen
Councilmember: Hoyt Hamilton
Councilmember: William C. Jonson
Councilmember: John Doran
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2006
Mayor: Frank Hibbard
Vice-Mayor: Carlen A. Petersen
Councilmember: J.B. Johnson (Interim)
Councilmember: William C. Jonson
Councilmember: John Doran
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2007
Mayor: Frank Hibbard
Vice-Mayor: John Doran
Councilmember: George N. Cretekos
Councilmember: Carlen A. Petersen
Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2008
Mayor: Frank Hibbard
Vice-Mayor: George N. Cretekos
Councilmember: John Doran
Councilmember: Carlen A. Petersen
Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
City Clerk: Cynthia E. Goudeau
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2010
Mayor: Frank Hibbard,
Vice-Mayor: George N. Cretekos
Councilmember: John Doran
Councilmember: Bill Jonson
Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2012
Mayor: George N. Cretekos
Councilmember: Doreen Hock-DiPolito
Councilmember: Jay Polglaze
Councilmember: Bill Jonson
Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2013
Mayor: George N. Cretekos
Councilmember: Doreen Hock-DiPolito
Councilmember: Jay Polglaze
Councilmember: Bill Jonson
Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson
City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II

2014
Mayor: George N. Cretekos
Councilmember: Doreen Hock-DiPolito
Councilmember: Jay Polglaze
Councilmember: Bill Jonson
Councilmember: Paul F. Gibson/Hoyt Hamilton
City Clerk: Rosemarie Call
City Attorney: Pamela K. Akin
City Manager: William B. Horne, II


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How much are the Councilmembers paid ?

The Mayor is paid $24,755.36 per year, and the Vice-Mayor and Councilmembers are paid $20,629.72 per year.

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How can I become a candidate for the City Council ?

To become a candidate you must be:

  • A registered voter of the City of Clearwater
  • A resident of the city for at least one continuous year
  • At least 18 years of age

Candidate packets are available from the Official Records and Legislative Services Department

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When does the City Council meet ?

The Council holds public meetings on the first and third Thursday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00pm.

To prepare for these meetings, the City Council also holds a work session on the Monday prior to each Thursday night meeting. The work sessions are at 9:00am except on the 2nd Monday of the month when they are at 1:00pm. While the work sessions are open to the public, there is no format for public comment.

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How can I get an agenda for a Council meeting ?

Agendas for upcoming meetings are available on the City Council agendas and minutes pages, on the CVIEW 15 government access cable channel, and at most City of Clearwater buildings and facilities. Agendas are usually published a few days to a week before the meeting.

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How can I speak at a Council meeting ?

The public is permitted--and encouraged--to speak at the Thursday Council meetings. (Remember that while the public can attend the Monday work sessions, there is no provision for public comment.) Depending on your topic, there are two ways to address the Council. For topics that are on the agenda, the Council will invite citizens to speak at the appropriate time during the meeting. For topics that are not on the agenda, the Council provides time prior to beginning the agenda topics for citizens to speak on any subject relevant to the City of Clearwater. Speakers are allotted a maximum of three minutes for nonagenda topics.

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What are the services/responsibilities of the Mayor ?

Clearwater's Mayor is elected for a four-year term. The duties of the Mayor's position include presiding at all public meetings and acting as the official head of the City for service of process, by the governor for purposes of military law, and for all ceremonial purposes. The Mayor has an equal vote with the other four Councilmembers and does not have any veto power.

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