City Council

The Umatilla City Council is comprised of five city residents elected at large during municipal elections held on even numbered years. The Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office runs the city election in tandem with County, State, and Federal elections. The term of office is four (4) years.

In November 2012, the city voters approved a referendum question (Resolution 2012-15) placing term limits of twelve (12) consecutive years or three (3) terms upon the elected office of Council member.

An election for Council Seats 1, 2 and 3 will be held on November 3, 2020. The candidate qualifying period is NOON on June 8, 2020, through NOON on June 12, 2020. Qualifying packets are now available. Please contact City Clerk Karen Howard to make an appointment to review the candidate qualifying packet by calling (352)669-3125 or by emailing .

Candidate Requirements

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age
  • A registered voter of the City of Umatilla
  • A continuous resident for at least one (1) year prior to the date of the election

Terms for City Council Seats are staggered: Council Seats 1, 2, and 3 are up for election in one cycle and Council Seats 4 and 5 are up for election in the next cycle. The election for Council Seats 4 and 5 was most recently held in November 2018 and will be up for election again in November 2022.