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The City of Dade City is an incorporated municipality and a political subdivision of the State of Florida. The legislative branch of the city government is composed of five (5) Commissioners elected at-large including a Mayor who is elected by the City Commission. City Commissioners are elected for staggered four (4)-year terms of office. Under the provisions of the adopted City Charter, Dade City operates under the City Commission-City Manager form of government and is recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).


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Camille S. Hernandez

Commissioner Camille Hernandez came to the Dade City area in 1992 from West Pasco. Commissioner Hernandez and Dr. David Hernandez have been married for over 18 years and have four children.
Commissioner Hernandez was elected as a City Commissioner in Group 2 on April 11, 2006 and was re-selected as Mayor in April 2016.
Commissioner Hernandez was unopposed for reelection in April 2018 and her term will expire in April 2022. To reach her call 352-523-5052  or email chernandez@dadecityfl.com.

Scott Black

Commissioner Scott Black is a lifetime resident of the Dade City/Trilby area and has been married to Laura for over 20 years and has one son. Commissioner Black is a full-time Insurance Agent.
Commissioner Black was elected as a City Commissioner in Group 1 on April 10, 1990 and has been re-elected for five terms, four of those unopposed. He served as Mayor from May 9, 2000 until April 2004 and previously served as Mayor Pro-Tem for eight years. Commissioner Black was unopposed for reelection in April 2018. Commissioner Black's term will expire in April 2022. To reach him call 352-567-2260, or email sblack@dadecityfl.com.

Nicole Deese Newlon

Commissioner Nicole Deese Newlon is a proud Pasco High graduate and lives in Dade City with her twin 3-year old boys.  Nicole is a lawyer practicing in the areas of commercial, business, and civil litigation, and has served in a number of roles in different bar associations.  Earlier in her career, Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts in Finance and her Masters of Business Administration and worked for several years in the compliance department of a regional broker-dealer.  Nicole is a Rotarian in the Dade City Noon Rotary Club.  Nicole was elected to the City Commission in a 3-way race in Group 4 on April 12, 2016.  Commissioner Newlon's term will expire in April 2020.  To reach her, call 813-310-1455 or email ndeesenewlon@dadecityfl.com.  

 Eunice M. Penix
Mayor Pro-Tem

Commissioner Eunice M. Penix is a lifetime resident of Dade City. Commissioner Penix was married to the late Morris Penix for over 34 years and has two daughters and two grandchildren. Commissioner Penix is a retired school teacher.
Commissioner Penix was appointed as a City Commissioner in Group 5 on August 24, 1993, and has been re-elected for seven terms, six of those unopposed. She was re-elected on April 12, 2016. Commissioner Penix's term will expire in April 2020. To reach her call 352-567-6533, or email epenix@dadecityfl.com.

James D. Shive

Commissioner James D. Shive is a lifelong resident of Dade City who graduated from Pasco High, Class of 1976. James has been married to Teresa Shive for 29 years and together have raised four children in Dade City. Mr. Shive obtained state certifications in Utilities and spent nearly 30 years serving the residents of Dade City in the utility field. James also served on the City's planning board for a period of time and was named volunteer of the year in 2007 by the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner Shive was re-elected City Commissioner in Group 3 on April 12, 2016. His term will expire in April of 2020. You can reach him at jshive@dadecityfl.com .

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