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Upcoming Events

Council Meeting
Dec 19 7:00 PM

Christmas Eve Holiday Observed - City Offices Closed
Dec 23 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
All Day Event

Christmas Eve
Dec 24 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
All Day Event

Christmas Day
Dec 25 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
All Day Event

Welcome to the City of Brooksville

City of Brooksville Seal

Steeped in history, Brooksville, Florida was founded in 1856.  In fact, some of our homes and structures are registered with the National Register of Historic Places and many date back to the 1800's.  And although we work hard to preserve and share our history, the City of Brooksville is progressive and is expanding to new areas.

Being a city within Florida's Adventure Coast, we have so much to offer, including downtown shops and eateries, biking and walking trails, local art and gorgeous family friendly parks for recreation. Whether a resident, business owner or visitor -- we hope you take full advantage of your time in Brooksville, explore some of our peaceful tree lined neighborhoods, tour our hand painted city murals, visit and learn more at our museums, dine at sumptuous restaurants and browse the unique local shops.


Zika Virus Hotline: Govenor Scott and the Florida's Surgeon General's office have activated a hotline available for information related to the Zika Virus at 855-622-6735.  You may also visit the website for more information.


Click here to view the City of Brooksville 2015 Water Quality Report.


Click here to view the City's 2016 HOLIDAY GARBAGE COLLECTION!

2016 Great Brooksvillian Print

Lee Slayden Gordon


This year our annual Great Brooksvillian Award Ceremony was held at City Hall on November 22, 2016.  This Award recognizes outstanding men and women who have made significant positive contributions to the history, culture and/or economy of our community.  The program, which officially began in 2002, was modeled after the State of Florida's "Great Floridian" program in 2000, where the City was honored to have six individuals from Brooksville bestowed this prestigious state historical designation:  John Law Ayers, James E. "Nick" Connor, Lena Culver Hawkins, May Mann Jennings, William Sherman Jennings, and Frank Elmore Saxon.

Lee Gordon was born in Brooksville on August 17, 1946.  She was a graduate of Hernando High School and returned there as a Choral Teacher after receiving her music degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. For over 30 years she served as the choir director at Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  At various times, she directed the choirs at both First Presbyterian Church and Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and also taught private voice lessons.

During the lates 1960s, Lee, along with her sister Reville Johnson, produced several musicals held at the old Dixie Theater in downtown Brooksville.  Perhaps her most notable accomplishment was the establishment of the New Nostalgics, a popular vocal group that performed dinner theater concerts around the county from the late 1970s through the 1990s.

Known throughout the community for her dramatic and musical talents, Lee was more importantly known for her love of God. She was the proud mother of three children and raised them to follow her love of God.  Lee passed away in 2002 from Cancer and there is no number to show how many lives she touched while she was here. 

Lee Slayden Gordon had integrity, compassion, dirve, vision, faith, hope, honesty and she never gave up on anyone.  She was truly a "Great Brooksvillian", deserving the honor of being bestowed the 2016 Great Brooksvillian Award.

Upcoming Christmas Events in City of Brooksville Print

There are many upcoming events within the City limits of Brooksville to help you get in the holiday mood.  Check back often as events are added and updated.

Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast - Various dates throughout December - 200 Mt. Fair Ave.

Merry Main Street Musical Lighting Spectacular Show-December 9, 10, 16 and 17 (click link for times) - Downtown Brooksville

Live Nativity/Road to Bethlehem - Dec 10th at 6:00 p.m. - Hernando Park, Downtown Brooksville, 205 E. Ft. Dade (by Hillside Community Baptist)

Movie on Main Street - December 9th at 6:30 p.m. - Downtown Brooksville

Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade - December 10th at 10:00 a.m. - Downtown Brooksville

Christkindl Festival - December 10th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Downtown Brooksville, South Main Street

May-Stringer House Night of Lights Tour - December 10th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm - 601 Museum Court

Christmas Display Judging by City's Beautification Board-Dec 20th-Have your lights on by 6:00 pm!!

Information regarding Candy Cane Acres (every Friday evening at the Fairgrounds-6436 Broad St), can be found at this link:

Street Closures Print

For a Complete Listing of Upcoming Street Closures please click here:

Street Closure Notices

City Manager's 4th Quarterly Report Print
The City Manager's 4th Quarterly Report is NOW AVAILABLE!
Click on the Report Link to access.
City Advisory Board Vacancies Print

Please volunteer and get involved in your community!  The City Council for the City of Brooksville is now accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering their time to serve as a member of the following advisory boards or commissions:

Beautification Boad

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Brooksville Housing Authority Board

Planning and Zoning Commission


To apply for a board position, please download and complete the Advisory Board ApplicationYou may enclose a resume with your application; however a resume without the application will not be accepted. A criminal background check is completed on all applicants prior to submission to the City Council for appointment. Should you need anything further, and/or to submit your application, please contact:

Melodie Miler, Deputy City Clerk

Phone:  352-540-3853

Margaret Ghiotto Residential Improvements Print


At the December 5, 2016 Council Meeting, Beautification Board Chairman, Scott Renz (r), presented Earl McCalop with the Margaret Ghiotto Beautification Award for improvements to the residence at 704 Wood Dr.

Uptown Art Gallery Print

Stop by and see our "Colors of Fall" Exhibit, which runs through early January, 2017.

Mission statement, contract and artist application, please click here.

For Information on the January, 2017 exhibit, please see the Call For Art flyer here.  If you or someone you know would like to exhibit art, please call art coordinator, Judy McIntire at 207-809-9066. 


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