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The City of Lake Helen, known as “The Gem of Florida,” is located in west Volusia County immediately off of Interstate 4 (in between Orlando and Daytona Beach). The city is under 5 square miles and population under 3,000.

City of Lake Helen namesake lake - Lake HelenFounded by Henry DeLand and named after his daughter, the City was intended as one of the prettiest and most pleasant towns in Florida.  Lake Helen preserves a small-town character, with historic architectures, tree lined roads and lush vegetation.

Lake Helen’s old Florida rural town feel along with its proximity to Interstate 4 makes it the perfect location – within minutes you can have access to head into Orlando or East to the beaches.

Come now, don’t let these be words on a web page – Visit us and experience “The Gem of Florida” for yourself.                           

What’s Happening Lake Helen:

The City of Lake Helen joins the St. Johns River Water Management District to increase awareness about the importance of water conservation and to increase efforts to conserve water….and
“Do hereby proclaim April as Water Conservation Month in the City of Lake Helen and urge all citizens and businesses to help protect our precious resource by practicing water saving measures and becoming more aware of the need to save water.”


Request for Proposals – Audit Services:

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, 2019, 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., Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to the attention of the Lake Helen Deputy City Clerk, City of Lake Helen, 327 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen, Florida 32744. ALL PROPOSALS SUBMITTED MUST BE SEALED AND MARKED: “Audit Services – Bid #2019-01.” 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., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 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 without 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 Lauren Cowles, Deputy City Clerk, email: lcowles@lakehelen.com, phone: 386-228-2493 or in person at City Hall, 327 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen, Florida 32744 or click here for a complete copy of the Audit Services RFP.

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