The City is represented by five (5) City Commissioners who are elected to serve a four-year term. Commission members may only serve for two (2) consecutive terms. A commission member who has served two (2) consecutive terms may not run for election to commission for a two year period. The mayoral post rotates each year among the Commission members with a new Mayor and Vice Mayor assuming office each November. The City Commission represents the City and its citizens at large, determines City policy, approves contracts and agreements, establishes guidelines for and approves the expenditure of funds, and adopts or modifies City ordinances. On March 12, 2013, the electors voted to move the March municipal election to November and remove the Seat provision. The next election will be held November 4, 2014.
City Commission meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission chambers at City Hall. Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 78, AT&T u-Verse Channel 99, the City's live webstream and rebroadcast the following evening at 6:30 p.m. Commission meetings are also live streamed on the city’s website. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend Commission meetings.
Oakland Park residents and business owners are invited to personally meet with the Mayor and City Commissioners. You may contact the respective City Commissioners via the City's website.