Message from the Mayor 

As the Mayor of Oakland, I would like to welcome you as a new resident!  We have a great staff and a Commission that is focused and works very hard to retain our small-town charm and friendliness in the midst of unprecedented growth in West Orange County.  We have completed many new projects and will continue to look for opportunities to enhance our small town.

We want you to be a part of that feeling, and as a new resident, I encourage you to join us at our Town Commission meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays, and to get involved in the community of your new hometown - there are many opportunities to do so.  We think that ours is the best kind of government because it is close to the people it serves.  We have a variety of boards that help serve Oakland. We also have various volunteer opportunities to serve our community at events such as our annual Celebration Among the Oaks, and the Oakland Nature Preserve Heritage Day Celebration. Additionally, the Oakland Nature Preserve and the Friends of Lake Apopka have various volunteer opportunities.   

Our Town staff are ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have.  If there is something I can do to make you feel at home, please don’t hesitate to contact me through Town Hall at 407-656-1117, or email me at Please visit our website at and follow our Town Facebook page to get news alerts and more information about our town.


Kathy Stark, Mayor