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Elected Officials

The Mayor and City Council Members of Ocala

 Elected Officials 

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 4 p.m.
Please check the Public Notices for special called meetings.


 Mayor Kent Guinn 

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Assuming the office of Mayor in December of 2011, Kent Guinn by trade is in the insurance business and is a partner in the firm of Guinn Shields & Co.


Council President John McLeod

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John McLeod represents District 4 and assumed office in 2011. District 4 is comprised of the central eastern section of the city.


Councilwoman Mary S. Rich

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Mary Sue Rich has represented District 2 on the Ocala City Council since November of 1995. District 2 encompasses the City's far western section.


Councilman James P. Hilty Sr.

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James P. Hilty Sr. “Jim” joins the City Council in December 2013 representing District 5 which encompasses the city’s far eastern region.


Councilman President Pro-Tem Jay Musleh

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Jay Musleh, who assumed office in May of 2012 to fill an unexpired term, represents District 3.


Councilman Brent Malever

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Brent Malever joined the City Council in December 2013 representing District 1 (At-large), which encompasses the entire city of Ocala.