Support Services

Information Technology

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, hardware/software platforms, and support for citywide and department-specific applications and services. In addition, we partner with other departments, management, and key technology providers to implement and maintain solutions enabling efficient operations and delivery of City services.

Public Communications

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 the public (external customers) and City employees (internal customers).

Information is disseminated using various methods and tools, including the City Newsletter, media releases, public service announcements, advertising, social media, and this website.

Emergency Management 

  • 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.

Mark O'Keefe, Director

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Daytona Bch 162.400 channel 1

Daytona Beach Weather Radio Tower Location

Sumterville 162.500 channel 5

Sumterville Weather Radio Tower Location

Orlando 162.475 channel 4

Orlando Weather Radio Tower Location