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Friday Weekly Roundup

October 27 - November 2, 2018

In case you missed it, here's what happened over the last week in Lakeland...and more!

Agenda Study & Update on the Go

The City Commission met on Friday morning to review the agenda for the upcoming City Commission Meeting on Monday, November 5th at 3 PM. Here a few Update on the Go! highlights of some of those agenda items.

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Don Selvage Sworn In

On Monday, October 29th, in preparation for Friday's Agenda Study, Interim City Commissioner Don Selvage was sworn in by City Clerk, Kelly Koos.

The date for the special election to permanently fill this interim seat has been set to January 15, 2019, and the estimated cost will be approximately $65K.

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City of Lakeland + Waze

We are excited to announce the City of Lakeland has begun a data-sharing partnership with the Waze Connected Citizens Program (CCP). Waze is a GPS navigation mobile app that allows drivers to share real-time traffic and road information. 

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21st Annual Hispanic Festival

The Club Hispanico de Lakeland, in partnership with LakelandPD, hosted the 21st Annual Hispanic Festival on Saturday, October 27th at the Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror.

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Halloween in Lakeland


A LOT went on this Halloween in Lakeland! From Truck or Treat with the Lakeland Fire Department and LakelandPD to Parks and Recreation's Flashlight Egg Hunt and Kids' Tennis Halloween Spectacular and our #iamlakeland Halloween album where citizens shared their favorite costumes and decorations, we've got a lot of pictures to share! Just click the links above to view all of the photos.

City Jobs: Lake Wire Hydrilla Harvest

Have you seen the big green 'river boat' on Lake Wire this week? Christina stopped by to see what Lakes and Stormwater was up to and got a little Hands-On Experience as well!

A Trip to the Cemetery

Communications' Christina Camp met up with Tom Wheatley, the Superintendent of Cemeteries for Parks & Recreation, who shared some interesting facts and provided some cemetery etiquette. Take a look!

2019 Lakeland Firefighter Calendar

For the fourth year in a row, the Lakeland Fire Department and SPCA Florida proudly present their Rescued Pets Calendar! The calendar features beautifully photographed SPCA Florida rescued pets and buff Lakeland firefighters. Each month of the year also features helpful safety tips and information from both organizations.

The high-quality calendars can be purchased for a $10 donation and make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays. 

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Lakeland Jobs

Current Job Openings

As of November 2, 2018

  • Airport Operations Specialist
  • Assistant City Manager
  • Box Office Ticket Seller
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Electric Utility Analyst
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker I 
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Lifeguard - Seasonal
  • Manager of Wastewater Treatment
  • Police Officer
  • Purchasing Agent
  • RP Funding Center Support Staff
  • Show Technician/Stage Hand
  • Water Meter Repairer I

Apply Now

road construction

Public Works Projects

  • 1111 E Highland Drive
  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk
  • Lake Wire Hydrilla Harvesting
  • Lakeland Highlands Road & CR 540A
  • Maintenance Activities - City-Wide (Various)

View All Current & Upcoming Public Works Projects


ShredFest is November 3rd

Upcoming Events:

More Events:

City & Community Calendar | RP Funding Center | Lakeland Public Library | lkldnow Music Calendar


For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please explore lakelandgov.net.
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