Mayor Gow Fields invites local residents to attend the next Mornings with the Mayor event that will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5th at Fred’s Market located at 2120 Harden Boulevard in Lakeland.
Citizens that attend these breakfast sessions get to hear from the Mayor about key issues and initiatives taking place within the City. Mayor Fields also invites questions from the audience and he will share updates on related City projects during the informal session. This is a chance for residents to converse directly with Mayor Fields on a topics of interest or concern.
Mayor Fields said, “Accessibility is one of the keys to local government and Mornings with the Mayor provides the opportunity for our citizens to share their views, ask questions and provide feedback on issues that are directly affecting them.” He added, “I look forward to spending valuable face to face time with our residents listening to their concerns so I can found out how we can better meet the needs of our residents.”
Those attending will have to pay for their own breakfast. Fred’s Market serves a reasonably priced breakfast buffet and patrons can order off the menu. The premise behind the Mornings with the Mayor program is to make elected officials more accessible to residents in the community and to promote one-on-one communications.
This program allows residents an informal and comfortable forum in which to meet with the Mayor to talk about issues, ask questions, voice concerns and offer comments or suggestions. Mayor Fields said, “It’s also an excellent way for us to gather candid feedback about how people feel things are going in our City; what amenities they particularly enjoy, areas they feel could use improvement, or what they’d like to see in the future.” We hope to see you at Fred’s Market on Wednesday, June 5th.