Councilwoman - District 5 Dina Sweatt
Councilwoman Dina Sweatt is a strong advocate for vibrant community spaces and civic engagement opportunities as the City of Groveland’s Council representative for District 5.
Councilwoman Sweatt has been supporting our community through her appreciation-driven community heart projects since she moved to Groveland in 2002. As an advocate for community-based projects, she is especially invested in demonstrating support for our local veterans. Our Veterans Park outside of the Puryear Building is one of various veteran appreciation projects she has devoted her time to developing.
Councilwoman Sweatt has served on the Groveland City Council from 2014 to 2018 as a representative for district 3, during which time she was elected to Vice Mayor in 2017 and Mayor in 2018. She continued to serve as a council member from 2019 to 2020 and has been re-elected to resume her service in 2022 for District 5 due to the City completing a redistricting process.
Councilwoman Sweatt is eager to spend the next two years helping the other council members continue to move Groveland forward by staying connected with residents and hearing what’s most important to Groveland’s community members, partners, and visitors. Although she acknowledges that it is nearly impossible to please everyone with each decision made, she endeavors to carefully review the concerns voiced by citizens and to place her support behind community-encompassing solutions.
The enhancement of our downtown charm is also a major priority for Councilwoman Sweatt. Her ultimate cityscape-related goal is to help to continue beautifying our downtown, in turn making our City a more charming and welcoming place for guests and residents.
Committees: Lake league of cities, Keep lake beautiful, Veterans Liaison, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Volunteer at the Neighborhood Center of South Lake, Neighborhood Center of South Lake Board Member, School Advisory Committee Member for Groveland Elementary