Citrus County Redistricting - 2021

The Board of County Commissioners is comprised of five members, representing five districts, who are elected to four-year terms. Commissioners must reside in one of the five districts to qualify for office although they are elected "at large" by all voters in Citrus County. The current district map can be viewed here.

District 1: Jeff Kinnard, D.C.
District 2: Ronald E. Kitchen, 1st Vice-Chair
District 3: Ruthie Davis Schlabach, 2nd Vice-Chair
District 4: Scott E. Carnahan, Chair
District 5: Holly L. Davis

According to Section 1(e), Article VIII, Florida Constitution and Section 124.01(3), Florida Statutes, it is required that "after each decennial census the board of county commissioners shall divide the county into contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practicable." This process is known as "redistricting." The County, Citrus County Supervisor of Elections, and Citrus County School District are working closely together on this process.

The overall aim of redistricting is to balance population between districts to ensure fair and equal representation. During the process, the following redistricting guidelines are considered:

  • Compactness
  • Preservation of Municipal Boundaries
  • Preservation of Cores of Prior Districts
  • Maintaining Communities of Interest
  • Protection of Incumbents (i.e., not reshaping districts in such a way that an incumbent elected official would be registered in a different district)
  • Maintaining the unification of the BOCC and School Board as identical district boundaries (Citrus County’s practice, but not necessarily that of other jurisdictions)
This map shows the proposed changes, with the proposed final population represented in each district.  Areas with red cross-hatching are proposed as changing from one district to another.  

Proposed Citrus County Board of County Commissioners and Citrus County School Board District Map

As shown on the map, District 1 and District 4 increase slightly in size, while District 3 decreases slightly.  These geographically minor changes are intended to equalize the population between the 5 districts.

District Population (2020 Census) Relative Deviation from Target Population of 30,769
County Commission District 1 - School Board 2 29,130 -5.3%
County Commission District 2 - School Board 4 30,882 0.4%
County Commission District 3 - School Board 1 31,712 3.1%
County Commission District 4 - School Board 3 30,488 -0.9%
County Commission District 5 - School Board 5 31,631  2.8%


The proposed map will be considered by the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners at their regularly scheduled Board meetings on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Agenda item presented to the Board of County Commissioners with a map series reflecting the current and proposed district boundaries.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Resolution with legal descriptions of all proposed new County Commission Districts placed on Board of County Commissioners’ agenda for approval.

The regular Board meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. at:

Citrus County Courthouse
110 N. Apopka Avenue, Room 100
Inverness, FL 34450

Watch Meetings Online: http://citruscountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/Media.aspx

Public comment will be accepted at each meeting.  Any person requiring reasonable accommodation because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrator's Office, Lecanto Government Building., 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 267, Lecanto, FL 34461 at (352) 527-5210 or TTY (352) 527-5312 at least two days before the meeting.

Any interested party may request a PDF copy of the proposed map by calling the Public Information Officer at (352) 527-5484 or by sending an email to pio@citrusbocc.com.