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Phillip Walker

Commissioner (2016- 2023) | District: Northwest

City Commissioner Phillip Walker

Phillip Walker graduated from Kathleen High School and has a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Rollins College. Prior to his retirement as owner and agency principal of a Lakeland Allstate Insurance agency for over 26 years, Mr. Walker was a Lakeland Police Officer. He presently serves on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, the Board of Directors for Chapters Health System, Christ Community Christian Center Church, the Board of Trustees for McKeel Schools of Technology and is a member of other organizations. He is also Founder and Board Member of the Lakeland/Polk County Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In 2015 he was inducted into the Kathleen High School Hall of Fame. 

As a City Commissioner, Mr. Walker serves on the following committees: Legislative Committee, Utility Committee, Finance Committee, Real Estate and Transportation, and the Transportation Planning Organization. He serves on the Florida League of Cities Advocacy Committee, being a part of the Ridge League of Cities Regional Advocacy Team serving on the Board for the Ridge League of Cities. He also serves on the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust Board and is President of the Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.

Mr. Walker is married to Cappie D. Cooke and they have three children, Janelle, Jaela, and Christian Phillip, and one granddaughter, Zoë. There are also two other young men who are a part of his immediate family, Tony and John Eric.