In November, the City of Gainesville will conduct an election to address offices held by the Mayor as well as Council Members and Board of Education Members representing wards/districts 1 and 4 respectively. Qualifying fees will be set in January 2021. The governing body for the City of Gainesville consists of the Mayor and five Council Members. They are elected city-wide to serve four-year terms by majority vote. Visit our City Council page for more information.