Pursuant to its Charter, the City of Winter Garden follows a Commission-Manager form of government

     *Serving residents are five non-partisan elected officials 

     *City Commissioners serve three-year terms (Starting in March 2023, the length of term for elected officials is four years.)

     *Officials are elected by district - Mayor is elected by city-wide vote

     *Mayor or Mayor Pro-Tem preside over City Commission meetings

The City Commission legislatively establishes policies in the form of ordinances, resolutions or motions; determining laws, proceedings, and service levels for the City. 

These elected officials appoint the City Manager who oversees all administrative and daily business operations of the City.