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City of Lake Helen
City of Lake Helen
327 S. Lakeview Drive
PO Box 39
Lake Helen, Florida 32744

Phone: (386) 228-2121
Fax: (386) 228-9714


 Welcome to the City of Lake Helen

Known as the “Gem of Florida”, Lake Helen was founded by Henry DeLand and named after his daughter. Intended as one of the prettiest and most pleasant towns in Florida, the residents are proud of the well preserved Victorian architecture and small-town atmosphere. Incorporated as the Town of Lake Helen on October 24, 1888.
With a population of 2700, Lake Helen's land area is approximately 4 square miles.  There are 20 miles of paved roads and 4 miles of unpaved roads.  The City's recreational facilities include Blake Park, Royal Park, Lake Macy Park, Melissa Park, Mitchell Sports Complex. Equestrian Center/Trailhead, as well as Asa Gray Park.

  News, Events and Information

Upcoming Meetings:
August 6 - Capital Improvement Plan Workshop - 6pm at City Hall
August 6 - City Commission Meeting - 7pm at City Hall

League for Better Living -- Candidate Night - Tuesday August 18, 7pm at Hopkins Hall

                                   Addendum # 1 - Issued July 17, 2015
                                   Addendum # 2 - Issued July 27, 2015
                                   Addendum # 3 - Issued July 31, 2015 at 11:30am
The City of Lake Helen is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, with the option of auditing its financial statements for each of the four subsequent fiscal years.
         Proposals will be received at City Hall until 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2015.  ALL PROPOSALS SUBMITTED MUST BE SEALED AND MARKED: Audit Services – City Clerk, City of Lake Helen, 327 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen, Florida 32744.  It is the responsibility of the bidder to assure that qualifications are received in accordance with instructions and not later than the specified time and date. Submittals received after this date and time will not be considered. No electronic or facsimile submissions will be considered.  All proposals will remain sealed until such time as the bid closing, 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2015.  They will be opened and available for public review at that time.
The City reserves the right to waive any informalities or minor irregularities; reject any and all qualifications which are incomplete, conditional, obscure, or which contain additions not allowed for; accept or reject any qualifications in whole or in part with or with out cause; and accept the qualifications which best serve the interests of the City.
         The City of Lake Helen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
         Interested parties should contact Becky Witte, City Clerk, email:, phone: 386-228-2358 or in person at City Hall, 327 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen, Florida 32744 or visit the City website at for a complete copy of the Audit Services RFP.

Upcoming Activities:
nity in the Community is collecting Back to School Supplies. (Can deliver to City Hall)
Back to School Event (Unity in the Community)

August 5th at the Shuffleboard Building from 8:30am until 11am.
               Backpacks filled with supplies for Elementary School Students
              and School Tools for Middle School Students
Hobo Packs (filled with personal hygiene products) will be available for all students
Please bring proof of Lake Helen / Cassadaga Residency

The Lake Helen Christmas Tour of Homes will Saturday and Sunday, Dec 5 and 6 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm. For more information, contact Betty Doherty at 386-228-3862. Tour chairperson is Jim Carey.
The Volunteer coffee for the Lake Helen Christmas Tour of Homes will be Saturday, November 7 at 10 am at Hopkins Hall. Anyone considering volunteering for the Home Tour is encouraged to attend. Kathy Basso is the contact for the coffee.

Lake Helen Calendar

 (click the Calendar for community events)


City of Lake Helen 2015 City Elections - Mayor, Zone 1 and Zone 3
Candidates for Mayor Primary Election August 25, 2015
Vernon J. Burton PO Box 938 Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-801-0330
Ann Robbins PO Box 875  Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2520
Buddy Snowden 321 E. Ohio Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-717-3397
David C. Viers 141 W. New York Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2185 
Candidates for Commissioner Zone 1 General Election November 3, 2015
Ryan Hannah 210 W. Connecticut Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-852-1114
Tom Wilson 191 N. Summit Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2295
Candidates for Commissioner Zone 3 General Election November 3, 2015
Von Russell 850 E. Kicklighter Rd Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2551
Michael Woods PO Box 98 Lake Helen, FL 32744 407-314-4499

City of Lake Helen FY 2014 - 2015 Adopted Budget

FDOT Connector Study