Catherine T. Hoechst

City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: (352) 516-7749
Photo of Mayor, Cathy Hoechst

Cathy is a native Floridian born in West Palm Beach, Florida.

She is married to Jack and has three children all who live in the Mount Dora area;

She has her Master Degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical College of Virginia and her undergraduate degree from Florida Southern in Nursing.

Cathy was an employee of Orlando Health for 33 years and retired as the Vice President of Information Systems.         

She worked at the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce for 10 years as the President.

Cathy was Mayor of the City of Mount Dora for two years (2013-2015) and City Council woman at large (2016-2018).

She worked part time as the Vice President of Marketing and Operations Manager for Lake Receptions in Mount Dora for 6 years retiring in 2019.

She is presently active with the following organizations:                                              

  • Mount Dora Kiwanis: Secretary
  • Key Club Advisor at Mount Dora High School
  • Lake Cares Food Pantry Board; Chairperson
  • Villa Dora Management Board member
  • Volunteer for Women for Hospice
  • Country Club of Mount Dora Women’s Club

Cathy is proud to be a graduate of the first Mount Dora Citizen Police Academy 2015

Cathy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and is in her sixth year of being cancer-free.


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