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H. William "Bill" Mutz

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


Headshot of Mayor Bill Mutz

Bill Mutz was born in Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University, majoring in Finance and Marketing.  His family moved to Lakeland, FL, in 1996, and he became President & Co-Owner of Lakeland Automall (Lakeland Ford, Mazda, Hyundai & Isuzu.)

He and his sister sold Lakeland Automall in 2016 and Bill was a partner in Greenstar Panels for two years.  Subsequently, Bill performed as a Business Consultant with Claridge Associates before becoming the City of Lakeland Mayor in 2018.

Mayor Mutz and his wife, Pam, a Denver, CO native, have been married 44 years and are parents of 12 children — seven boys and five girls (ranging in age from 43 to 22 years old.) They have 26 grandchildren with another on the way.

In civic roles, Bill has served on 21 not-for-profit or business boards and helped found Grace City Church.  Bill has a passion for seeing successful life change in marriages and parenting.  His foundational human relations goal is to strive to honor everyone.  He believes when this is accomplished that motivated people can engage in thriving environments where hopes and dreams maximize human potential.

This is a partial list of boards on which Bill is serving or has served:

  • Chairman - Florida Family Policy Council
  • Past Chairman & Board Member - Lakeland Regional Health
  • Trustee – Florida Southern College
  • Past Board Member – Allen & Company
  • Past Board Member – Citrus & Chemical Bank
  • Past Board Member – Sargent & Greenleaf
  • Board Member – Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President - VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly)
  • Past Chairman of Both - Lakeland Economic Development Council & the High Skills-High Wage Council
  • Past President & Current Board Member - Salvation Army
  • Past Chairman - Lakeland Mid-Town Commercial Redevelopment Advisory Council
  • Past President - Central Florida Speech & Hearing Clinic
  • Class Chairman - Leadership Lakeland XXII
  • Past Chairman – Lakeland BusinessVoice
  • Advisory Council – Learning Resource Center
  • Board Member & Past Capital Campaign Chairman - Lakeland Christian School
  • Past Chairman - Lakeland Institute for Learning (an ESE Charter School)
  • Board Member – People Like Us
  • Foundation Board Member – Tri-County Human Services Foundation

bill.mutz@lakelandgov.net