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Face to Face Communications Program

“Accessibility is key to local government and the Mornings with the Mayor program allows residents to express their views, ask questions and provide feedback on issues of concern.”

LAKELAND, FL (November 19, 2010) - Mayor Gow Fields invites local residents to attend the next Mornings with the Mayor event on Monday, December 13, 2010 at the Florida Presbyterian Homes located at 16 Lake Hunter Drive. The event will start at 8:00 a.m. with a $5.00 breakfast buffet. Mayor Fields will make his remarks and take questions from the audience at 8:30 a.m.

Those wishing to enjoy the $5.00 breakfast buffet must make reservations with Florida Presbyterian Homes Dining Room Hostess (phone: 863/577-6025) by Friday, December 10, 2010. Parking is available on the grass strip between Lake Hunter Drive and Lake Hunter directly across from the Dining Room. Parking signs will be posted in the area.

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, “Our first three events were very successful with about 40 residents attending each event. I look forward to spending valuable face to face time with our residents listening to the concerns that they feel are facing our community.”

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.”