The Neighborhood Association Coalition consists of Presidents and key members of all Neighborhood Associations in the City of Lakeland as well as staff members from Community Development’s Neighborhood Planning Unit.
The Coalition meets quarterly during the year on the first Thursday of February, May, August and November at 6 pm in the City Commission Conference Room, third floor, City Hall.
The Mission Statement was drafted and finalized in November 1999 and is as follows:
"It is the Mission of the Neighborhood Association Coalition to encourage the City to provide services that are on a neighborhood level and are responsive to the needs and concerns of neighborhoods as articulated by the various Neighborhood Associations. The Coalition will network, share ideas and strategies, and advocate for stronger neighborhoods throughout Lakeland. It will also strive to implement the Metro Lakeland Vision as it relates to neighborhoods."
Many topics are discussed and new ideas are explored at these quarterly meetings. Current activities and projects involving the neighborhoods and the City of Lakeland are reviewed. Problem solving and consensus building are a consistent focus of these meetings.