Provides information technology services to enable and support the operations of all City departments. This makes government services more easily accessible to citizens, governmental agencies, and external businesses.
Our infrastructure includes network, radio, and hardware/software platforms, along with support for citywide and department-specific applications and services. We partner with other departments, management, and key technology providers to implement and maintain technology solutions enabling efficient operations, and delivery of City services.
Serves to inform City residents, employees, businesses, and other stakeholders about City operations and Council decisions.
The department is responsible for producing and disseminating information about City operations to both the public at large (external customers) and City employees (internal customers).
Information is disseminated using a variety of methods and tools including the City Newsletter, media releases, public service announcements, advertising, social media, and this website.
- The local government is the first line of defense for citizens confronting the impacts of a disaster. Emergency Management coordinates the response to emergencies with City departments and area stakeholders.
- Maintains the Tavares Emergency Operations Center (TEOC) in the City Public Safety Complex at 911 Gateway Drive.
- Tavares serves to support the Lake County Primary EOC as the operations center for coordinating City departments' response in support of the Lake County Emergency Management Plan.
- Lake County Weather Station Dashboard
- Important Links: Lake County Office of Emergency Management
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Federal Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA)
- Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM)
- Preventing Terrorism
- NOAA Weather Radio (local frequency list below)
- NASA Hurricane Resource Page
- National Weather Service (Melbourne)
- National Weather Service - Melbourne Radar
- National Hurricane Center
Disaster Preparation Information