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Welcome to Clewiston

 
Clewiston, historically known as America's Sweetest Town, was incorporated in 1925 and occupies 4.57 square miles. Clewiston is centrally located in south Florida about 60 miles east of Fort Myers on the Gulf of Mexico and 60 miles west of Palm Beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Through more than a half-century of growth, Clewiston has kept its charm and beauty. We are the Gateway to Lake Okeechobee.

Many visitors are attracted to Clewiston because of the excellent freshwater fishing in Lake Okeechobee, offering the best in black bass and pan fishing, including crappie and bream. Clewiston's temperate climate and tranquil palm-filled vistas make it a town for all seasons.

City Commission

The elected officials who serve as the Clewiston City Commission are a dedicated group of people with great pride for their community. The Mayor, Vice Mayor and City Commissioners are the governing body of the City. They set policies and rules by which the City is operated, including establishing goals and targeting issues as well as setting the tax rates.

Members of the City Commission are elected at-large and elections are held during the Hendry County General Election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even numbered year. At each election, three commissioners are elected; the two candidates receiving the highest vote total are elected for a four-year term and the third candidate is elected for a two-year term. Commission candidates must be registered voters of the City and must have resided within the corporate limits for one year at time of election qualification, and if elected, continue to reside within the City during their full term of office.

During the first regular meeting in December of each general election year, the City Commission holds an Organizational Meeting and from their number appoints by majority vote, the Mayor and Vice Mayor. The Mayor is recognized as the head of government for all ceremonial purposes. The Vice Mayor shall serve in the absence of the Mayor.

Regular Commission meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue.  Special meetings may be held at the call of the Mayor or by a majority of the Commission.

If you have an issue you wish to discuss at a city commission meeting, submit a written request to be included on the next commission meeting's agenda. Direct your request to City Clerk Kathy Combass at Kathy.Combass@clewiston-fl.gov or telephone (863) 983-1484.
 
The current members of the City of Clewiston City Commission are Mali Gardner, Mayor; Michael Atkinson, Vice Mayor; Kristine Petersen, Commissioner; Julio Rodriguez, Commissioner; and Melanie McGahee, Commissioner.

City Manager & City Clerk

City Manager

Randy Martin was appointed City Manager effective July, 2019.  Before coming to Clewiston, Randy served as Town Manager of Emerald Isle, North Carolina.  

City Clerk

Kathy Combass has been employed with the City of Clewiston since April of 2011 and was appointed as City Clerk in February 2016. Under supervisory direction of the City Manager, the City Clerk participates in all official City functions, serves as custodian of the City Seal and official records and history; assists the City Manager in coordinating special and regular City Commission meetings, preparing agenda materials and minutes for City Commission meetings and providing legal notification of various commission and citizen committee meetings; officiates at bid openings, coordinates City responses to subpoenas for records, acts as a Notary Public, and performs related work as required.

Community Development

The Community Development Department oversees a wide variety of functions. Information on these items can be found via the links to the left, or by clicking on the titles below:

Community Improvement Division

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DIVISION

Finance

The Finance Department is responsible for managing the City's financial matters. Primary functions include administration, budgeting, planning, accounting, investments, licensing, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, insurance, and pension administration.

The Finance Department is responsible for the accurate and timely recording of the City's financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals. The Finance Department performs daily reviews, balances, and classifies all transactions related to accounts receivable, billing, accounts payable, payroll, and purchasing. Balancing cash receipts and preparing deposits are also daily duties of the Finance Department.

Fire

The Department maintains one station, built in 1998, at 120 Commercio Street, seconds away from U.S. Highway 27, and has four first-run engines, the newest delivered December 20, 2004. "Engine 8" replaced a 25-year-old truck. It is a combination pumper/rescue truck with a 1,000 gallon water tank and a 1,268 GPM pump. Among its many features are two high pressure hose reels for the "Jaws of Life," and a 5,000 watt generator for running lights, tools, and smoke ejectors. Ladders are mounted on an electric rack which can be lowered within reach from the ground. It is the first truck out for responding to car accidents and rescues, and the second truck out for structure fires.

The Department also has one brush truck that is generally used to help the smaller fire departments in the rural Pioneer and Montura areas outside the city limits. A sedan and one van complete the fire department's fleet.

The firemen receive extensive training that includes Fire Fighting, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Medical Training (EMT), First Responder, and Extraction.

Golf Course

Enjoy our championship 18-hole golf course

 
 
                  
Robbie Rush - PGA Professional
 
Tim Sherrell - Grounds Supervisor

Highlights:

Located just a pleasant unhurried hour's drive from Fort Myers or West Palm Beach, and merely minutes away from U.S. Highway 27, is the Clewiston Golf Course, a beautifully maintained championship 18-hole golf course that is open to the public. Today, golfers can enjoy the same beautiful scenery and challenges golfers experienced in the 1930's. Designed by Stiles and Van Kleeck, the course is a classic and a joy to play. Amenities such as restaurants or lodging at the historic Clewiston Inn or other well-known chain motels are less than ten minutes away. This is a favorite course for many fishermen as they can enjoy the renowned bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee and still have time to enjoy a relaxing game of golf with their friends all in one day.

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Library

It was on January 15, 1941, that the Clewiston Public Library was born. Mayor F. Deane Duff and the City Commission requested the Garden Club, as a civic organization, to assume the responsibility for organizing and operating the library in a rented area of the U.S. Sugar Corporation's administrative building. The Club voted overwhelmingly to undertake the library project and a committee was soon appointed. With a $100 donation from Mayor Duff, the members secured the services of Moore Haven High School Librarian, Miss Hazel Humble, to catalog the books according to the Dewey Decimal System. Every Saturday and Sunday for three months, Miss Humble and her two assistants worked eight-hour days. On Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, 1941, the library was open for public inspection and browsing, and on Monday, April 7, the first books were issued to the patrons.

After several moves and the formation of the Library Association in June 1952, the Library moved to its permanent home in 1967, thanks to the generous $80,000 donation from the U.S. Sugar Corporation. A furnishing drive spearheaded by two ambitious and creative volunteers, Greg Esser and Dr. L. G. Vaughan, and the equally tremendous response and enthusiasm of literally hundreds of interested citizens provided the funds to furnish the now-named Harry T. Vaughn Library.

By 1992, the City Commission was contemplating adding onto the well-used facility and, in 1993, with $400,000 in state and federal grants, $250,000 from the City of Clewiston, $20,000 from Hendry County, $100,000 from the United States Sugar Corporation, and $57,510 from private donations, the City retained the engineering firm of Gee & Jenson and the construction company, Innovative Builders, Inc., to begin construction. The groundbreaking was held on June 1, 1993, and the grand opening on May 16, 1994. Mayor Perry was absolutely right when he said, "Clewiston is going to have a wonderful library, a facility of which we all can be proud." For more information on the Library, please click on "Library Presentation" under the Related Links below.

The library staff is committed to providing the community with a variety of resources, including fiction and non-fiction reading material, books on tape, videocassettes, and informational resources for reference and homework needs.  The library currently has a collection of 121,811 titles. The library also offers a variety of cookbooks and gardening manuals.

Police

The Clewiston Police Department fields a force of thirty full-time employees. The Department boasts a K-9 Unit, dive team, Communications Division, and a CID that fields its own certified Crime Scene Technician. The Clewiston Police Auxiliary provides the valuable support of volunteer sworn officers to city-wide enforcement efforts.

The Department operates under the direction of Chief Aaron Angell.  We serve approximately 7,400 year round citizens in addition to a large seasonal population within the 4.57 square miles of incorporated Clewiston.  We share common borders with the Communities of Harlem and Twin Lakes creating a total Clewiston area population of more than 15,000 people.

The City is located geographically on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Due to the waterfront and many miles of canals within the city, it is necessary for the Department to undertake marine events and coordinate enforcement and rescue efforts with the Coast Guard, Clewiston Fire Department, and Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
 
The dive team unit is made up of six team members.  All members are black water certified and hold several other scuba certifications.  The dive team has had numerous successful dives recovering key evidence to aid in successful prosecution in criminal cases.

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We are always glad to answer your questions.

Chief of Police Aaron Angell

Public Works

Sean Scheffler has been employed by the City of Clewiston since 1979. Mr. Scheffler was promoted to Public Works Director in 1997. 

The Public Works Department maintains the City's streets, sidewalks, and drainage system. The Department is also responsible for the collection of garbage and trash. Other responsibilities include installing and replacing street signs, vehicle repair and maintenance, and keeping the City's rights-of-way mowed and the streets swept.

In 2008, the Public Works Department implemented a fully automated residential garbage collection system utilizing a one person collection operation and providing each residential customer a standardized garbage receptacle With the system in full operation, an overall cost reduction of 50% has been realized. This savings stabilized the solid waste division and insured no rate increases in the near future.

The Public Works Department is consistently upgrading the City's infrastructure. Yearly projects include the installation of new sidewalks and the asphalt overlay of various streets in town. The most recent project was the drainage upgrade and street paving on West Pasadena Avenue.

Seventeen dedicated employees work in the Public Works Department. The Public Works Department is committed to providing essential services in the most efficient and professional manner in order to keep Clewiston clean and safe. However, there's a chance we may have overlooked a pothole or other public works issues. If you see some thing that needs our attention, click on the feedback form below.

Recreation

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the City of Clewiston Recreation Department to create, promote and develop diverse activities and programs that foster positive community relationships while striving to increase the social, cultural and physical well-being of its residents and guests.





Goals, Purpose & Vision

  • Provide safe, secure, clean parks, green spaces and recreational facilities
  • Provide efficient and cost effective services to Clewiston Residents regardless of income, background and/or ability
  • Continually strive to improve existing facilities while seeking opportunities for future development
  • Effectively plan for the future recreational and leisure needs of Clewiston Residents
  • Create a partnership with the Clewiston Community to improve the quality of life for all citizens

For further information on our programs, sports and/or renting of parks or any of our recreational facilites please visit the Clewiston Recreation Website via the link below:

Utilities

Clewiston Utilities has provided electricity, water and waste water service to Clewiston and Harlem for over 50 years.  With approximately 4000 customers, we employ 26 people and operate as an enterprise fund of the City of Clewiston.  The City of Clewiston does not  operate its own electricity plant, but purchases all of its power needs through the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) a consortium of 29 other municipalities that operate their own electric systems.  FMPA owns generating capabilities in multiple generating plants as well as having bulk power contracts with other facilities.  The City of Clewiston also owns an interest in the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant that is owned and operated by Florida Power and Light.  Because of participation with FMPA, the City of Clewiston has returned millions of dollars back into the community which has helped to enhance recreation, fire and police services, while maintaining a very reliable and efficient system.

The City of Clewiston opened its new 3 MGD Reserse Osmosis Water Plant in 2008 that utilizes the Floridan Aquifer as its water source.
 
If you have questions or concerns about your utilities, please call Director Danny Williams or Office Manager Monica Perez at 863-983-1454.

Employees of the Year

2016 Outstanding Employees of the Year

The City of Clewiston is blessed to have great employees.  Five of these employees achieved our highest honor, being named Employees of the Year.

The following employees were the Outstanding Employees of the Year for 2016: Public Works Department Employee of the Year, Osmel Fonseca; Police Department Employee of the Year, Darrin McNeil; Utilities Department Employee of the Year, Michael Cox; General Services Employee of the Year, Maria Antunez; and Director of the Year, Shari Howell.

Congratulations to all of the Employees of the Year for 2016.

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