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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

Villas - Mayoral Forum at 711 Lemon Ave at 6:00pm on Monday, August 10th

The City of Lake Helen requested 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. The following firms submitted RFP's:
McDirmit Davis, Certified Public Accountant and Advisor
934 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 100
Orlando, Florida 32803

James Moore, Certified Public Accountant and Consultants
121 Executive Circle

Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

 BMC CPAs, Certified Public Accountants
205 Magnolia Street
New Symrna Beach, Florida 32168

Moats & Associates, Certified Public Accountants
2100 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 7
South Daytona, FL 32119

Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) CPAs and Advisors
1031 West Morse Boulevard, Suite 200
Winter Park, Florida 32789

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