At the Annual Organizational Meeting held on Jan. 2, 2020, Commission formally re-elected Commissioner Michael Holland to serve as Mayor and elected Commissioner Emily Lee to serve as Vice Mayor for the City of Eustis. Holland and Lee will serve in their respective roles through December 2020.
Holland is a Eustis native and graduate of Eustis High School. He attended Lake Sumter State College and graduated from Gupton-Jones College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Holland is the 3rd generation of his family to call Eustis home. While in high school, he worked in his grandparent's furniture store, where he learned the importance of hard work and personal responsibility.
Appointed in April, Emily Lee was selected as Interim Commissioner. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Masters of Science in Counseling from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota. Her career includes teaching, school counselor, juvenile probation officer, and Lake County Director of Children's Services.
For the past twenty years, Lee served the Lake County Community by developing and coordinating the implementation of programs to improve the lives of children and families. Her three sons and their children are her greatest source of joy and pride. Lee takes great joy and satisfaction from being involved in the community.
The City of Eustis has a commission-manager form of government. The Commission consists of five numbered seats. Commissioners are elected for staggered four-year terms, with elections held in even-numbered years. Elections are non-partisan.
Seat #1 - Karen LeHeup Smith, Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2022
Seat #2 – Michael Holland, Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2022
Seat #3 - Marie Aliberti, Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2020
Seat #4 - Robert Morin, Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2020
Seat #5 – Emily Lee, April 2019 – Dec. 2020