City Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
  • Commission Chambers
    Municipal Administration Building
    201 W. Central Avenue 
    Lake Wales, FL 33853

Workshops / Special Meetings

From time to time, the City Commission holds workshops and special meetings. Workshops are most frequent during the budget process, but workshops are held whenever the Commission feels that information or issues discussed in an informal setting will assist the formal decision-making process. The location of a workshop and special meeting is subject to change. 

Time is set aside at the beginning of each regular City Commission meeting for comments from members of the public.

Commission meetings are televised live on Comcast Cable Channel 6. The meetings are streamed live and are archived at Commission Video Archive.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Approved Minutes are available following approval by the City Commission.
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There are 5 commission members, of which four are city commissioners and one mayor. Each member is elected to serve a 3-year term. 

The five commission members are elected at large, of which four commission members must reside and be nominated in the district represented by the seat to which they are elected and the other commission member is nominated and elected to serve as mayor and can reside in any district of the city.

The commission shall elect from among its members a deputy mayor who shall act as mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor, and if a vacancy occurs, shall become mayor for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Current Members


  • Jack Hilligoss, Mayor
    Seat 1/ At-Large
    First Term began May 3, 2022                                                              Current Term Began May 3, 2022   Term Expires: May 6, 2025
  • Daniel Williams, Commissioner
    Seat 2
    First Term began May 4, 2021                                                              Current Term Began May 4, 2021   Term Expires: May 7, 2024
  • Keith Thompson, Commissioner
    Seat 3 
    First term began May 2, 2023                                                          Current Term Begin: May 2, 2023 Term Expires May 5, 2026


  • Daniel Krueger, Commissioner
    Seat 4
    First Term began May 3, 2022                                                              Current Term Began May 3, 2022   Term Expires: May 7, 2024
  • Robin Gibson, Commissioner/ Deputy Mayor
    Seat 5
    First Term began May 3, 2016                                                              Current Term Began May 2, 2023   Term Expires: May 5, 2026


The City Commission is an elected governing board which, on behalf of the citizens of Lake Wales, determines policies to be implemented by the City Manager. Policy-making is accomplished by consensus of the Commissioners and is formalized by adopting ordinances, passing resolutions and adopting an annual budget.


Commissioners are entitled to a salary of $6323 per year. The Mayor's salary is 50% more at $9485 a year. Commission members are also eligible to participate in the City's group health and dental insurance plans. Any Commission member who chooses to participate will have his premium paid by the City.