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Weekly Roundup | August 18-24, 2018

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

Note: Our Weekly Roundups now have a new date format. Starting today, we will be publishing new Weekly Roundups on Fridays and our weeks will run from Saturday - Friday.

Lineman Appreciation Day 2018

Lineman Appreciation Day 2018

City Commission Proclamations

Each month, Mayor William "Bill" Mutz and the Lakeland City Commission present a variety of proclamations. These proclamations are a great way to help spread awareness for specific local, state and and national causes.

Lineman Appreciation Day | August 26th: Here to receive the proclamation were Tracy Moore (widow of Marc Moore the lineman who lost his life while on the job on August 26, 2002), Joey Curry, Assistant General Manager of Energy and Delivery for Lakeland Electric and Lakeland Electric Linemen Ricky Platt and John Wooding. We ♥️ our LE linemen! 

Love Lakeland CityMaker Annie Phyall

Love Lakeland CityMaker Annie Phyall

CityMaker Award

Congratulations to Ms. Annie Phyall, August's Love Lakeland CityMaker award recipient. Learn about Ms.Phall and the difference she's made in the Lakeland community on the Love Lakeland's CityMakers page here.

2018 GFOA Award - City of Lakeland Finance

2018 GFOA Award - City of Lakeland Finance

City of Lakeland Finance Receives GFOA Award

Congratulations to the City of Lakeland Finance Department for receiving its 11th Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award. The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program in 1984 to encourage, assist and recognize state and local governments who prepare budget documents of the very highest quality, that reflect both the guidelines established by the National AdvisoryCouncil on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA's best practices on budgeting. 

Lake Morton Fire: Community Partners

Lake Morton Fire: Community Partners

Community Partners Recognized for Helping During Lake Morton Fire

On Monday, August 20, 2018, dozens of community partners were recognized at this week's City Commission meeting for their outstanding help during the June 2018 structure fire that happened at Lake Morton Plaza.

The independent and assisted living facility for older adults is located at 400 S Florida Avenue, at the busy downtown corner of S Florida Avenue and Lime Street. 128 residents and 30 staff were safely evacuated and organizations in the private and public sectors stepped up to help out the displaced residents in need. 

Unveiling the Secrets of the Frances Langford Promenade Loggia

Our very own Stacy Smith (you may know him as the Foreman of Hollis Garden and our resident tour guide of our twice-monthly history tours of Lake Mirror) delves into the secrets and lore surrounding the Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror in a recent story from The Ledger. From secret societies and underground tunnels to the lost Munn family treasure, our loggia is surrounded in quite a bit of mystery!

Read the Article

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!


Elections are August 28th!

Elections are August 28th!

Primary Elections are August 28th

From PolkElections.com: Regardless of party affiliation, all voters may vote in the August 28th Primary Election.  However, Florida is a Closed Primary State.  This means that only registered Democrats may vote for Democratic candidates and only registered Republicans may vote for Republican candidates.  Registered voters with no party affiliation or with minor party affiliation are eligible to vote in Non-Partisan and Universal Primary contests. 

Learn More

New Videos

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

road construction

Public Works Projects

  • Cleveland Heights Blvd and Lake Miriam Drive Intersection
  • 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: NEW EPISODES!

Listen and subscribe on the LakelandGov Podcast Podbean channel or wherever you catch your podcasts by searching for the LakelandGov Podcast.


Lakeland Jobs


Current Job Openings

  • Assistant City Manager
  • Building Maintenance Worker I
  • College Intern - Utilities Marketing
  • Grounds Maintenance Equipment Specialist
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker III - Wastewater
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Irrigation System Technician - Cleveland Heights
  • Multicraft Operator
  • Police Officer
  • Show Technician/Stage Hand
  • Solid Waste Collection Driver II
  • Traffic Control Technician
  • Water Utilities Mechanic I

Apply Now


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