Dade City, FL

City Commissioners


James D. Shive, Mayor

James Shive is a lifelong resident of Dade City who graduated from Pasco Comprehensive High, Class of 1976.Mayor James Shive
James has been married to Teresa Shive for 37 years.  Together, they have raised four successful children in Dade City. James began his employment with Dade City in 1978 where he worked through the ranks and served the residents of Dade City for nearly 30 years.  He obtained State certifications in Utilities and served as the City's environmental compliance coordinator.  Using his expertise, James implemented the City's Southwest Florida Management Consumptive Water Use Permit requirements, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection Primary Drinking Water Standards, and conducted the City's Vulnerability Assessment requirements in 2002.  James also served on the City's Planning Board for a period of time, as well as the Pension Board, and was named volunteer of the year in 2007 by the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, he developed a Downtown Christmas Decoration Plan that brightens our City to this day and has a positive impact on the downtown merchants.  Commissioner Shive was elected City Commissioner in Group 3 in April of  2012. James served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2020-22. He was selected as Mayor on April 26, 2022. His term will expire in April of 2024.  

You can reach him at 352.467.2171 or by email at  

Mayor Pro Tem - Normita "Angel" Woodard,

Normita Lytreal Woodard is a lifelong resident of Dade City, FL and a proud Pasco High graduate class of 1988.  Normita is employed by Pasco County Schools as the
Principal's SecretaryWoodard (002) at Lacoochee Elementary School.   Normita has one daughter and one granddaughter.  She is also a graduate of Pasco Hernando State College with a Bachelor of Science in Supervision and Management Organizational Administration.  As a decorated Military Veteran, Normita has earned numerous awards to include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, and the National Defense Service Medal.  Normita also serves as a Youth Director at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Dade City, Florida. Her term will expire in April of 2024.

You can reach her at 352.251.5016 or by email at

Scott Black,  Commissioner
Scott Black is a lifetime resident of the Dade City/Trilby area and has been married to Laura for 36 years. He has one 15-year-old son, 
Hayden. Commissioner Black is a full-time Insurance Agent in downtown Dade City.  Commissioner Black was first elected as a City Commissioner in
Group 1 on April 10, 1990IMG_3113  and has served since then.  He served as Mayor from May 9, 2000 until April 2004 and previously served as Mayor Pro-Tem for eight years. Commissioner Black is a Past President of the Florida League of Cities, as well as the Suncoast League of Cities and the Ridge League of Cities. He serves on the Ridge League of Cities Legislative Action Team and Nettie Draughon Award Committee, as well as the Florida Municipal Trust Board of Trustees. Commissioner  Commissioner Black's term will expire in April 2026. You can reach him call at 352.567.2260, or email

Ann E. Cosentino, Commissioner

Ann Cosentino was born and raised not in pink, but rather red, white and blue.
She spent her childhood in many small towns throughout the United States as a dependent of the Navy (BRAT).  Settling in Florida, she graduated from Key West High School andTest Shoot 2-14-2020-130 - Copy went on to Penn State University, where she earned a degree in Integrative Arts.  Ann began her career at the local Pasco Tampa Tribune office and continued to thrive in publishing and advertising in Tampa. Looking for a more connected lifestyle, she and her husband James with baby in tow found their happy place in Dade City – a community that won her heart and ignited her passion. Currently, she runs a boutique design firm servicing mid to large-sized corporate clients offering branding and graphic design.  Ann and James love old homes and have renovated the “Burnside” Family home to make it their own. She makes time for phone free family time at the dinner table most nights and encourages (bribes) her kids to play board games alongside her. Her term will expire in April of 2026.
You can reach her at 352.737.2611 or by email at

Eunice M.Penix
appointed January 23, 2024

Ms. Penix was sworn in on January 23, 2024 to fill the vacant seat as directed by the City Charter.

Ms. Penix had served the City of Dade City for nearly 30  years when she retired in 2020.
She served first as a Commissioner and then as Mayor Pro Tem. 

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