Leesburg Commissioners to take Oath of Office

Leesburg Commissioners to take Oath of Office



News Release For Immediate Release: January 3, 2019 Contact: Office of the City Manager 352-728-9786 ext. 1100 citymanager@leesburgflorida.gov

Leesburg Commissioners Christian, Pederson

and Robuck to take Oath of Office


Leesburg City Commissioners John Christian, Mike Pederson and Dan Robuck will all be sworn in at the annual organizational meeting on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall at 501 W. Meadow Street, Leesburg.

L-R: Commissioners John Christian, Mike Pederson and Dan Robuck will take the Oath of Office on January 7.

Commissioner Robuck, At-Large Seat 5, and Commissioner Christian, Seat 2, were both re-elected in November to continue representing their districts. Commissioner Pederson was elected to represent At-Large Seat 4.

Commissioner Robuck will be serving his second term in office. He was selected as Mayor in 2018 and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) Policy Makers Liaison Committee. Since taking office in 2015 he has also been the City’s representative to the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Leesburg Center for the Arts and Leesburg Partnership.

Commissioner Christian was first seated in 2004 and served as Mayor in 2005, 2008 and 2014. During his tenure he has been the City representative to several organizations including Lake Community Action Agency, the Lake County Educational Concurrency Review Committee, City Personnel Committee and the Florida League of Cities.

Commissioner Pederson, At-large Seat 4, was elected to his first term in November and will be replacing Bob Bone, who chose not to run for reelection.

Commissioners Elise Dennison and Jay Hurley round out the five-member panel.

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 21,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.