Welcome to the Office of the City Manager. We are proud to serve and respond to the needs of our citizens and businesses, by providing services to make their experiences in Haines City most enjoyable.
We look forward to the countless opportunities the future holds for us as employees, business owners, and residents together in this amazing City. We encourage you to join us in our mantra of HCForward because we are dreaming big and moving forward to accomplish bold goals. We want to see our neighborhoods revitalized, local businesses thrive, and economic development flourish.
Please take a look through our website to get a better understanding of the activities and services our City provides. We trust you can locate the information you need as well as learn something new about our community as well. Our City staff, the City Manager’s Report and our various social media platforms are excellent resources to help acquaint yourself with Haines City.
We are moving forward and making an impact in the Heart of Florida.
What We Do
The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the municipal entity. The City Manager’s duties and responsibilities consist of running the day-to-day operations of the municipality.
The City Manager is responsible for administration and management of the day to day operations of the government and budget. The City Manager is responsible for working with the elected officials and other stakeholders in the community to assist with developing and establishing community goals and objectives while ensuring the community’s best interests are always considered during the decision-making process. The City Manager fosters a welcome environment to attract local businesses, developers, and investors to bring commerce to Haines City. He also works hand-in-hand with the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council in business recruitment and retention. The City Manager also acts as a legislative liaison to other municipalities as well as other Local, State, and Federal Agencies.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Communications and Marketing Manager oversees the marketing, advertising and public relations for the City as well as facilitating interdepartmental and external communication. Their expertise allows them to allocate organizational resources to maximize collaboration, efficiency, creativity, and maintenance of consistent branding or identity across marketing and public relations channels.
James R. ElenskyCity Manager
Richard H. SloanDeputy City Manager
Loyd StewartDeputy City Manager
James KeenePublic Services AdministratorPhone: 863-421-9954
Merissa GreenCommunication and Marketing ManagerPhone: 863-421-3600
Margie WellsSenior Executive Assistant
City ManagerPhysical Address
620 E Main Street
Haines City, FL 33845
620 E Main Street Haines City FL 33845
Phone: 863-421-3650Fax: 863-421-5561