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Weekly Roundup | August 12 - 18, 2018

In case you missed it, here's what happened last week in Lakeland!

Access Lakeland Newsletter

You may have noticed that your Access Lakeland Newsletter for August 2018 didn't arrive in your utility bill this month—that's because they're lost in shipping! You can, however, view or download your August 2018 issue online

Access Lakeland Archives

Back to School 

Lakeland students went back to school on Monday, August 13th and, as is our tradition, we celebrated them by asking parents to send in photos of their kids' first day of school. Dozens of adorable back to school photos were submitted this year!

View the Facebook Album

Access Lakeland Live

Access Lakeland Live

Welcome to Access Lakeland Live for August 2018! Access Lakeland Live is our monthly Facebook Live show which takes place LIVE on our Facebook page on the second Monday of every month at 11 AM.  Be sure to tune in monthly and send us your city-related questions!

Our guests this month were City Manager Tony Delgado, Director of City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Bob Donahay, Planning Manager Teresa Maio, and Communications Webmaster Elizabeth Hollida.

Watch Episode

Onboarding: Welcome to the City of Lakeland Team!

24 outstanding individuals joined the City of Lakeland team this month! Welcome, James Adams, LaKeisha Arndt, Terry Bentley, Brandon Bridges, Alex Craig, Jordan Faison, Nikki Gann, Javon Glenn, Jason Hill, Lauren Kaiser, Sabrina King, Brian Knowles, Tracy Lopez, Yolanda Martinez, Louis Matos, Jeffery Mclean, Garret Yohn, Wayne Morrison, Morgan Mumbauer, Varrick Nunez, Cilia Ramos, Joshua Simmers, Jamie Thelen and Emanuel White.

Lakeland Christmas Parade Applications

Applications are now available for the 2018 Lakeland Christmas Parade, "A Storybook Christmas", and there isn't any time to waste—they're due by September 14th! Get your application packet from the Junior League of Greater Lakeland FL here.

We'll see you on December 6th!

Back to School Blues? Cheer up with a Holly Jolly Discount! 

It's that time of year again...time to start thinking about your 2018 Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog costumes and to REGISTER EARLY for the jolliest 5K and kids' Reindeer Dash (fun run) of the year!

Use promo code "BACKTOSCHOOL" when you check out at jbjog.com through September 4th to receive $5 off your race registration.

We will see YOU on December 15th at Cleveland Heights Golf Course!


City Hall Selfie Day

August 15th was National City Hall Selfie Day! City Hall staff and citizens of Lakeland showed their civic pride by stopping by City Hall and snapping a selfie.

View the #CityHallSelfie Day 2018 Album

New Videos

For all video content, follow the City of Lakeland on Vimeo.

road construction

Public Works Projects

  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk
  • Lake Parker Trail
  • Lime Street Sidewalk
  • W Lime Street & Orange Street
  • Mall Hill Drive Widening

View All Current & Upcoming Public Works Projects

LakelandGov Podcast

The City of Lakeland now has a podcast! Listen and subscribe on our Podbean channel or wherever you catch your podcasts by searching for the LakelandGov Podcast.


Lakeland Jobs

Current Job Openings

  • Airport Operations Specialist
  • Assistant City Manager
  • College Intern - Utilities Marketing
  • Grounds Maintenance Equipment Specialist
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker III - Wastewater
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Multicraft Operator
  • Police Officer
  • Show Technician/Stage Hand
  • Solid Waste Collection Driver II

Apply Now


For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please explore lakelandgov.net.
Citizens are also invited to follow the City on social media.