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Gladys Leggett Neighborhood Association


About the Gladys Leggett neighborhood

 

Neighborhood description coming soon...

The Gladys Leggett neighborhood is bounded by Kathleen Rd. on the east and northeast and W. 10th Street to the north. The southwestern edge is defined  by the CSX railroad track.

The Gladys Leggett neighborhood is bounded by Kathleen Rd. on the east and northeast and W. 10th Street to the north. The southwestern edge is defined by the CSX railroad track.


Gladys Leggett was born in Feb 8, 1920 in Tallahassee, FL and moved to Lakeland at an early age with her parents and became an advocate for education and unity in the community.  A retiree of Publix Supermarkets, she was a golden heritage member of the NAACP and one of the founders of the Democratic Women's Club of Polk County. She was also an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and pushed for equal rights for the African American community.

Gladys Leggett was born in Feb 8, 1920 in Tallahassee, FL and moved to Lakeland at an early age with her parents and became an advocate for education and unity in the community. A retiree of Publix Supermarkets, she was a golden heritage member of the NAACP and one of the founders of the Democratic Women's Club of Polk County. She was also an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and pushed for equal rights for the African American community.

Ms. Legett was honored as one of Lakeland's “Ladies of Legacy.” In 2016, in coordination with the City of Lakeland's Neighborhood Outreach Office, the Gladys Legett Neighborhood was established in her honor. The Gladys Leggett Neighborhood sign can be found on the corner of Regan Avenue and Kathleen Road near W 9th Street.

Ms. Legett was honored as one of Lakeland's “Ladies of Legacy.” In 2016, in coordination with the City of Lakeland's Neighborhood Outreach Office, the Gladys Legett Neighborhood was established in her honor. The Gladys Leggett Neighborhood sign can be found on the corner of Regan Avenue and Kathleen Road near W 9th Street.


Neighborhood Association

  • President: Morris Chestang
  • Vice President: Regina Cobb

Announcements


Get Connected

Email: neighborhoodoutreach@lakelandgov.net

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LakelandGov

Meetings:  The Neighborhood Association meets quarterly on the second Monday of February, May, August and November at 6:30 p.m. at the Coleman-Bush Building.