Katherine (Kaye) Adams is a Umatilla native. She was born at Waterman Hospital in Eustis, grew up, and continues to make her home in Umatilla. Kaye and husband David have two daughters and five grandchildren.
Kaye has been involved in the Umatilla Historical Society Museum as the past Secretary and currently holds the office of President. Mrs. Adams serves at the city's Board member on the Lake County MPO. She is an active volunteer at the First Baptist Church of Umatilla on the Emergency Response Team.
Kaye worked at United Southern Bank in Umatilla for 37 years and retired from banking in 2016 as Vice President of Operations.
Kaye Adams was sworn into office for her second term on November 20, 2018. Her current term runs through the end of 2022.
Mrs. Adams was elected as Mayor by her fellow Council members at the meeting held on November 20, 2018. As Mayor, she will Chair the Council meetings and approve ordinances and minutes. She has the right to veto ordinances, by returning it to the Clerk with objections noted in writing, before the next ensuing regular meeting of the City Council at which meeting such vetoed ordinance shall be the first order of business and if re-enacted by the Council, by a four-fifths (4/5) vote, it shall become a law over the veto of the Mayor; one (1) such reading for reconsideration shall be sufficient to re-enact the ordinance. If the Mayor shall fail or refuse to approve or veto any ordinance it shall become law without his/her signature thirty (30) days after its enactment. He may attend any meeting of the Council or any of its committees.