The City of Inverness operates under a Council-Manager structure. The City Council sets policy and the City Manager implements Council direction. More information on the Council and how the City works can be obtained by viewing the City Charter.
The City has 6 elected offices; Five Council seats and Mayor, which are all 4-year terms. Terms have staggered expiration years, allowing for experienced officials to work with newly elected officials, while supporting city business to continue to move forward. In accordance with our City Charter, Section 4.02, all elections for offices of City Council and Mayor should be conducted on a non partisan basis without designation of political party affiliation. The next regular election will be held in November 2022, in concert with county elections.
- If you are interested in running for an elected office in the City of Inverness, you must reside within the City limits of Inverness for a period of one year preceding the effective date of the term of office. Other considerations are:
- Each candidate must file a statement stating they have received, read, and understand the requirements of Chapter 106, Florida Statutes.
- A statement of Financial Disclosure must be filed at the time of qualifying.
- The Candidate must open a separate campaign account to receive or expend any campaign funds.
The above are just a few of the general requirements for candidates. For more detailed information on City elections and qualifications associated with running for office, contact the City Clerk’s Office. Qualifying office location is: Susan Jackson, City Clerk, 212 W. Main Street, Inverness, FL. 34450.