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We'd like to introduce our Board of City Commissioners. We encourage residents to take part in their community and in doing so, invite you to partake in Commission meetings for the City of Mulberry, held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioner Hatch

GEORGE H. HATCH

HONORABLE MAYOR

Native Mulberrian, Mayor George Hatch graduated from Mulberry High School in 1968, and graduated USF in 1972- with a BA in math and education, and a minor in voice. He received his MA from Rollins College in 1978 in Administration & Supervision K-12. He worked at Mulberry High School from August 1972 to June 2008, with one year at Fort Meade Middle as an Assistant Principal. He was in the classroom for 12 years, Assistant Principal for 12 years and Principal for 12 years. He was elected as mayor of the great City of Mulberry in 2010 to present.

Term Expires: 4/2022

Commissioner Smith

COLLINS SMITH

VICE MAYOR / COMMISSIONER - DISTRICT 5

Commissioner Collins Smith was elected to Seat #5 in 2001 and has served the City Commission unopposed. He has also served as the Vice Mayor since 2006. The Vice-Mayor presides in the Mayor’s absence. A Mulberry native, Collins Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. He retired from the Polk County School Board in 2003. Collins “Coach” Smith is the Commission liaison to the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), the Mulberry Kiwanis and several other Boards. Collins and his wife Ellestine, have four children and ten grandchildren.

Term Expires: 4/2020

Commissioner McClintock

MARIA McCLINTOCK

COMMISSIONER - DISTRICT 4

Commissioner Maria McClintock grew up in Mulberry and graduated from Mulberry High School. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Political Science from the University of South Florida. She currently works as a stay at home mom. She is also a member of Mulberry’s Creative Coalition and has been working alongside other residents to come up with innovative solutions for Mulberry. Maria and her husband John have been married 4 years.

Term Expires 4/2022

VACANT SEAT

COMMISSIONER - DISTRICT 3

Please contact the City Clerk at slauther@cityofmulberryfl.com for election information.

Commissioner McAteer

KEVIN McATEER

COMMISSIONER - DISTRICT 2

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Commissioner Kevin McAteer moved to Mulberry in 2011. He worked for the City of Warwick School Department of Transportation and served on the Executive Board of the Warwick Municipal employee Union. Presently he is a 4th-degree knight in the Knights of Columbus, Florida counsel 13907. Has two sons, Kevin Jr., and Shawn; and raised his niece Melissa. He has 9 grandchildren..

Term Expires: 4/2022

VACANT SEAT

COMMISSIONER - DISTRICT 1

Please contact the City Clerk at slauther@cityofmulberryfl.com for election information.

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