The City of Ocala is governed by the council-manager form of government. Voters elect a five-member city council and a mayor. The mayor serves a two-year term and council members serve four-year terms.
City Council Meeting Information
Council meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 5 p.m. Please check the Public Notices for special called meetings.
Assuming the office of Mayor in December 2011, Kent Guinn, by trade, is in the insurance business and is a partner in the firm of Guinn, Shields & Co.
Justin Grabelle joined the City Council in December 2017 representing District 5, which encompasses the City’s far eastern region.
Brent Malever joined the City Council in December 2013 representing District 1 (at-large), which encompasses the entire City of Ocala.
Ire Bethea, Sr. represents District 2 and assumed office in June 2020. District 2 encompasses the city's far western section of the City.
Jay Musleh assumed office in May 2012 to fill an unexpired term, represents District 3.
Matthew Wardell represents District 4 and assumed office in December 2015. District 4 is comprised of the central eastern section of the City.