March 23, 2015
In This Issue
City Manager Jonathan E. Evans, MPA, MBA, ICMA-CM

Dear Residents, Business Owners, Visitors and Colleagues: 


In order to maintain our transparent approach and good governance, below you will find the FY 2015 1st Quarter Organizational Goals and Objectives Updates. These goals where created based on a collaborative dialogue that occurred with members of the Community, the Chamber of Commerce, the Haines City Economic Development Council (EDC), the City Commission and City Staff. 


The goal behind furnishing this information to you, the public, is to highlight the progress that this organization is making towards completing the objectives as set forth in the original document (FY 2015 Budget). A budget is a spending plan that is intended for the purposes of addressing the needs and desires of the Community; which is discussed at great lengths, and is ultimately adopted by the City Commission. This document ("The Budget") is a living document that changes as situations arise. However, in order to keep the public fully abreast, you are free to peruse the document to see how we are doing. 


At the conclusion of the FY 2015 Budget, we will grade ourselves in order to determine our progress in fulfilling the goals, objectives and initiatives as set forth. Thank you to all the Directors, Managers, Supervisors, and all the City Staff for your role in making Haines City a great community to live, work and play. "Connectivity enables transparency for a better government, education, and health." - Bill Gates.  


Respectfully submitted,


Jonathan E. Evans, MPA, MBA, ICMA-CM

City Manager



FY 2015 (1st quarter) Goals & Objectives 



Our Mission

"Our team of professionals will provide our residents and business community

with the highest quality services in a fiscally responsible manner

through cooperation, strong ethical leadership

with a lifelong commitment to enriching lives."





The City of Haines City has created an online survey intended to engage you, our residents, business owners and visitors. This survey is simply an opportunity for you to provide your input pertaining to City services and what you value most in Haines City. It is merely a tool for City Administration and the City Commission to hear your opinion on City Services. This is not a scientific survey. Your participation is critical to helping us move Haines City forward. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.


Please submit your survey no later than 5 PM, on April 10, 2015. Thank you again for your participation.   


Take the Haines City Community Value Survey Here. 


Assistant Fire Chief Stuart McCutcheon

Assistant Fire Chief Stuart McCutcheon

At the March 5, 2015, City Commission Meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Stuart McCutcheon was sworn in by Public Safety Director Rick H. Sloan.  Assistant Chief McCutcheon is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Haines City Fire Department. 


A native of Polk County and graduate of Haines City High School, he served four (4) years in the U.S. Air Force before earning an A.A. from Polk Community College in 2003 and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2004. He began his fire service career with the Clermont Fire Department in 2005. He later served as a Lieutenant for Reedy Creek Fire Rescue in Lake Buena Vista, Fire Chief of the Davenport Fire Department, from 2009-2014 and Fire Chief of the Auburndale Fire Department. A graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO), he was awarded the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, and a Master of Public Administration and graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security in 2013, both from the University of Central Florida.  Assistant Chief McCutcheon serves as Vice Chair of the Executive Fire Officer section and the Safety and Health and Legislative committees of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association. Additionally, he is part of the Professional Development Committee, Southeastern Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Vice President of the Polk County Fire Chiefs Association.  Haines City is extremely proud to have one of our own as the new Assistant Fire Chief. 
Director Adnan "Addie" Javed

Adnan "Addie" Javed
It is my esteemed pleasure to introduce Public Works Director, Adnan "Addie" Javed as the City's newest member of our Executive Management Team. Director Javed possesses a wealth of experience and abilities that will serve the residents of Haines City extremely well. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), possesses a Bachelor degree in Chemical Science - Engineering, a Master degree in Civil-Environmental Engineering, and is anticipated to graduate from the University of Florida in spring of 2015 with a PhD in Civil Engineering. 

Mr. Javed, has not only excelled in the classroom, he is a published author, as well as the President of the American Society for Civil Engineers, which is the largest civil engineering community with over 7,000 members. Mr. Javed was also recognized as one of the top engineers under the age of 40. He is testified as an expert witness, and has broad experience in every aspect of Public Works; from dredging and waterway engineering, to solid waste engineering, to public outreach, grant writing, and is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Mr. Javed possesses 19 years of technical and management experience leading teams from as little as five people up to 200 members. He has managed commercial projects as little as $50,000 up to $50 million, and multiple programs ranging from $100,000 up to $600 million in budget allocations. 

In 2013, "Rising Stars in Civil Engineering", which recognizes 15 professionals 40 years old or younger working in the United States who have shown exceptional technical capacities, leadership abilities and public service benefiting the civil engineering profession and their employees, recognized Mr. Javed as one of the top professionals in his field.  In 2012, Mr. Javed was named "Government Engineer of the Year" by the American Society of Civil Engineers Suncoast Chapter. And has been referred to by many of his peers throughout the state as Dr. Stormwater! Join me in welcoming, Public Works Director Addie Javed.  


WOW (Watched Outstanding Work!)

Stormwater Upgrades
The Stormwater Division Team has installed a lid for the inlet located in the bottom of the retention pond in Lake Eva Park. This lid has been designed to help protect the structure, as well as a safety precaution for children playing in the area. The lid can withstand 1,000 lbs. Workers have installed several protective covers around Lake Eva. Our goal is to protect any litter and/or sediments from entering into the lake...Great install guys!  LOOKS GREAT!




The Stormwater crew has also replaced an old asphalt flume located on Commerce Ave with a concrete flume. This was a Capital Outlay Project for this fiscal year with a cost of $5,600.00. The Stormwater Team recently completed the installation with an estimated cost of $300.00 saving us a tremendous amount on this project. Way to go Stormwater Team! 


The City of Haines City would like to thank all of our excellent, dedicated employees and volunteers who help make the City a great place to work, live and play. Have you "Watched Outstanding Work" within the City lately? Let us know at


Employment Opportunities

The City is currently recruiting for the following positions: 

For more information about these positions and application instructions, please visit us at

Neighborhood Cleanup Update



The Neighborhood Cleanup was a huge success! Team members from Code Compliance conducted a sweep before the cleanup, educating the community about quality of life issues, such as properly discarding of old tires and debris. Volunteers filled two dumpsters with trash. One of the dumpsters was so full that a tractor was used to break the debris down to put more trash in it. Approximately 50 old tires were collected. The residents who had those tires were advised on how to properly dispose of them in the future. There were approximately 105 volunteers, with the majority of them working the Oakland area. There are normally about 50 more volunteers, however, due to inclement weather and other circumstances, they were unable to attend.  Volunteers focused on three areas: The Oakland community, around Spring of Blessings Church (Iglesia De Manacal), and 1st Presbyterian Church (SR 544 to Alternate 27).  Haines City appreciates the hard work and dedication from all the volunteers who selflessly participated, as well as City Staff who assisted in this endeavor. The weather was cool, but we didn't have any complaints. There were no injuries and everyone worked as a team.  





For just $35, you can purchase a custom-inscribed 4 X 8 inch paver at Haines City's Military Court of Honor. Newly purchased pavers are installed twice a year. Purchases made between now and May 8, 2015, will be installed by Memorial Day. Purchases made after May 8th will be installed by Veterans Day 2015.



City of Haines City
Court of Honor Paver
620 E. Main Street

Haines City, FL 33844