New to Commission Meetings? Here's a quick way to learn the basics.

Lets begin by understanding the purpose of a City Commission Meeting.

A City Commission Meeting is where the Commission makes policies and conduct the city’s business in an open and transparent forum.

Who participates in a City Commission Meeting and what are their roles?

The City of Gainesville Commission

The 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 ultimately responsible to the citizens 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.

Current Commission

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Charter Officers

Charter Officers are administrative heads appointed by the Commission. Designated Charter Officers at the City of Gainesville include - City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, City Auditor, General Manager, GRU and the Director of Equal Opportunity.

Current Charter Officers

What is the structure of a typical Commission Meeting and what are the different opportunities to share my thoughts?

1:00 – 4:30 pm

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Dinner Break

5:30 – 10:00 pm (or earlier)


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