Gwen Keough-Johns is a dedicated public servant with more than 20 years of experience in municipal government. Ms. Johns was born in Winter Garden, Florida, and raised in South Lake County, Florida.
Gwen joined the City of Mount Dora on June 24, 2006. She understands the technical side of municipal needs while embracing the needs of the community in order to effectively assist the City Manager and City Council in their roles. Gwen serves as the Chief Election Official in the City and is the custodian of all proceedings of the City Council and appointed boards and committees, preparing and maintaining minutes as necessary. In addition, she processes ordinances and resolutions for filing, provides information to the public, manages all public records requests, directs the retention program for all City records and engages in research projects.
Gwen is an experienced Clerk, having earned the highest certification conferred by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Master Municipal Clerk. She achieved her Certified Municipal Clerk designation in 2008 and her Master Municipal Clerk designation in 2012. Gwen has been a faithful member of the Florida Association of City Clerks (FACC), participating and serving on various committees within the organization. Gwen served as the Central East Director for two years before becoming the First Vice-President of the organization. Gwen was sworn in as President of the Florida Association of City Clerks in June 2017 and served for one year.
Gwen is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is passionate about the City Clerk profession and takes great pride in continuing her education.
Gwen is married and the proud mother of two daughters. She enjoys family time, photography, music, cooking and her two dogs.
Through her desire to give back to the community and her belief that citizens need to be heard, Ms. Johns gratefully serves as City Clerk for the City of Mount Dora, Florida.