City Government

Form of Government
Lake Wales, Florida has a commission/manager form of government.

It is the mission of the Lake Wales City Government to provide for the safety, health, quality of life and general welfare of our community. All governmental actions will respect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our citizens and will be conducted in an open, responsive and ethical manner. Service will be delivered in an equitable, efficient, and effective manner with regard for the environment and with wise use of available resources.
  1. Annual Report (PDF)

    Read the annual report of Lake Wales.

  2. Boards & Commissions

    Gather information about the community boards, citizen boards, and board openings.

  3. Charter Amendment

    Amendments to the Lake Wales Charter were approved by the City Commission and presented to the voters for approval in an election on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

  4. City Code

    Read the City of Lake Wales Code of Ordinances.

  5. City Commission

    The City Commission is a 5-member elected governing board which, on behalf of the citizens of Lake Wales, determines policies to be implemented by the City Manager.

  6. Elections

    The City Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer of the City and conducts all city elections.

  7. Legal Resources

    Find some helpful resources for the city government.