Mount Dora has a council / manager form of government. The mayor is elected at large and serves as council president. There are two councilmembers elected at large and four councilmembers elected by district. The city manager is appointed by the City Council.
Under the direction of the city manager, the city provides the standard functions of police, fire, streets, parks, recreation, and library services, as well as water, sewer, electric, stormwater abatement, and solid-waste disposal services. The city features numerous parks, including a lakefront boardwalk for bird and wildlife watching.
A source of pride for the city was the completion of Alexander Creek. This project transformed a stormwater ditch that ran alongside the city’s popular Gilbert Park into a “babbling brook,” complete with a small waterfall and garden area.
Mount Dora stands out in Central Florida as an example of what a small town can do to be successful while maintaining its individuality and beauty. Whether you’re traveling for fun or business, or looking for a special place to live, come visit our tree-shaded streets and swap stories with our local merchants. You haven’t experienced the real Florida until you’ve visited Mount Dora!