William "Bill" Mutz

Mayor (2018 - 2021) | District: At-Large

H. William "Bill" Mutz was born in Indianapolis, IN and graduated from Indiana University in 1976 with a BS in Finance and Marketing. He later moved to Lakeland, FL in 1996 where he became President of the Lakeland Automall. In 2012, Bill left the Lakeland Automall and took on the role of Managing Partner for both Greenstar Panels & Greenovative Homes. Then, in 2014, Bill became a Senior Consultant for Claridge Associates, where he remains today.

Mayor Mutz and his wife, Pam Gaiser Mutz, of Denver, CO, have been married for over 40 years and are parents of 12 children—seven boys and five girls: Cari, Jonathan, Jacob, Lori, Ozzie, Kelli, Michael, Eric, Mark, Kirsti, Stephen & Emma—ranging in age from 39 to 18 years old! Bill and Pam are also Grandparents of 19 grandchildren.

Bill & Pam speak nationally for FamilyLife WTR Marriage Conferences and are members of the First Baptist Church of the Mall, Lakeland, for 20 years, where they have taught Sunday School and Bill has served as Executive Committee Co-Chair & Personnel Committee Chairman.  Bill is also a founding member of Grace City Church, Lakeland, FL and serves on Church Council.

Bill has also served on the following boards:

  • Chairman - Florida Family Policy Council
  • Past Chairman - Lakeland Regional Health
  • Trustee & Executive Committee - Southeastern University
  • Past President - VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly,)
  • Past Chairman - Lakeland Economic Development Council
  • Past Chairman - LEDC High Skills-High Wage Council
  • Past President - Salvation Army
  • Past Chairman - City of Lakeland Mid-Town Commercial Redevelopment Advisory Council
  • Past President - Central Florida Speech & Hearing Clinic
  • Past Class Chair - Leadership Lakeland
  • Past Chairman - BusinessVoice
  • Capital Campaign Chairman & Board Member - Lakeland Christian School
  • Past Chairman - Lakeland Institute for Learning (an ESE Charter School).