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Weekly Roundup | August 5-11, 2018

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

City Boards & Committees

We need YOU! The City of Lakeland is currently seeking applications for the following Boards & Committees:

  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (3 Seats)
  • Code Enforcement Board (1 Seat)
  • Planning & Zoning Board (1 Seat)
  • Public Employees Relation Commission (3 Seats)
  • Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals (2 Seats)

Learn More & Apply

City Commission Meetings Will Start at 3 PM Beginning in September  

There will be a permanent change with the starting times of the Lakeland City Commission meetings starting September 4th.  This date will mark the new time shift from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All City Commission meetings take place the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month unless the date falls on a recognized holiday.  This is the case for the Tuesday, September 4th meeting due to the Labor Day holiday.

Learn More

Lakeland City Commission

City Commission Meeting

The Lakeland City Commission met on Monday, August 6th. For a full list of City Commission Meeting dates and agendas for each meeting, visit lakelandgov.net/agendas. The public may attend any City Commission Meeting in person (meetings start at 9 AM) and/or are invited to watch online or on Spectrum Channel 643/FiOS Channel 43.

Here's how the Commission Voted on 8.6.2018

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month 2018

City Commission Proclamations

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month – August 2018 | Here to receive the proclamation were Amanda Camp, Jeremy Camp and Asher Camp. Spinal Muscular Atrophy can affect any race, ethnicity, or gender and is the number one genetic cause of death for infants under two. Spinal Muscular Atrophy affects approximately one in 11,000 babies, and one in 50 Americans is a genetic carrier. Finding a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy will require increased public awareness of the disease, the need for increased research and screening, and the challenges it presents to patients and their families.

Asher's Story

commercial beautification - august 2018

Staff Builders HR

commercial beautification awards - august 2018 - staff builders

Commercial Beautification Award

Congratulations Staff Builders HR of 2901 South Florida Avenue on winning the August 2018 Commercial Beautification Award!

residential beautification - august 2018 - marsh

Marsh Residence

residential beautification - august 2018 - marsh

Residential Beautification Award

Congratulations to Residential Beautification Award winners Charles and Carol Marsh of 2919 Woodland Hills Avenue on winning the August 2018 Residential Beautification Award!


Do you want to nominate a residence or business for a Beautification Award? Email bill.koen@lakelandgov.net.

National Night Out

National Night Out took place in Lakeland and across the country on Tuesday, August 7th in communities throughout Lakeland and alongside the Lakeland Police Department.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. 

LakelandPD Album

road construction

Public Works Projects

  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk
  • Lime Street Sidewalk
  • Mall Hill Drive Widening

View All Current & Upcoming Public Works Projects

LakelandGov Podcast

*New Episode* 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.

New Episode: Access Lakeland Live (July 2018)
Listen/Subscribe to the LakelandGov Podcast

Lakeland Jobs

Current Job Openings

  • Accountant I or II
  • Crowd Control Security
  • Emergency Communications Specialist I or II
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Facility Attendant
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker I
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker III
  • Guest Services
  • Instrument and Control Specialist
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Irrigation System Technician
  • Lifeguard - Seasonal
  • Lineman First Class
  • Maintenance Coordinator
  • Maintenance Support Supervisor 
  • Parking Staff Cashier
  • Parking Staff Patrol
  • Police General Counselor & Advisor
  • Police Officer
  • Programmer I, II or III
  • Show Technician/Stage Hand
  • Station Electrician

Apply Now


For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please explore lakelandgov.net.
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