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Umatilla Welcomes You!
Umatilla, Nature's Hometown, is located in northern Lake County, Florida and offers many outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, camping and hiking. Nearby Alexander Springs features the southern end of the Florida Trail, an unpaved hiking trail 60 miles long. The population of Umatilla is 3,798.

Qualifying Period for November 8th City Election
NOON Monday June 20th
NOON Friday, June 24, 2016

The following positions are up for election in 2016:

Council Seat #1 - Peter Tarby, Incumbent
                              (Council term limit reached)
Council Seat #2 - Laura Kelley Wright, Incumbent
Council Seat #3 - Eric Olson, Incumbent
Mayor - Brian Butler, Incumbent

Candidates shall be:
a.   At least 18 years of age
b.   A registered voter of the City of Umatilla
c.   A continuous resident of the city fo at least one (1) year prior to November 8, 2016.

Qualifying packets are available through City Clerk Karen Howard.  
Please contact her to set up an appointment to
review the election information by calling (352)669-3125
or by email at 


  • The Florida Wildlife Festival is a fun and educational annual event that increases awareness and promotes safe coexistence of humans and wildlife.  This festival focuses community appreciation of the Florida black bear and other native Florida species as well as promoting Florida's unique ecosystems that serve as wildlife habitat.  The festival will be held on September 10, 2016 in Cadwell Park.
        For more information visit the Chamber website at  

Festival Partners: City of Umatilla, Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forestry Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway and Lake   County.

The Second Annual Kiwanis 5K for the Kids will be held in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Festival on September 10, 2016 with an approximate start time of 7:30 a.m.   

  • The Cracker Christmas Parade and Dog Jog is an annual event that will be held on December 10, 2016. An Arts & Crafts festival in Cadwell Park follows the parade.
  • The Friends of the Library host a City-Wide Yard Sale each year on the first Saturday in March. The date for the upcoming event is March 4, 2017.
Contact the Umatilla Public Library at (352)669-3284 for more information or to have your yard sale listed on their map.

  • The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the 14th Annual Chili Cook Off on March 4, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The event will be staged on Harris Street.  Contact the Chamber of Commerce at (352)669-3511 for information on signing up your chili team or setting up a booth.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records.  If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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City of Umatilla, 1 South Central Ave, PO Box 2286, Umatilla FL 32784
Phone: (352) 669-3125   Fax: (352) 669-8313