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Weekly Roundup | July 1-7, 2018

In case you missed it, here's what happened last week (July 1-7, 2018) in Lakeland!

Lakeland City Commission

City Commission Meeting

The Lakeland City Commission met on Monday, July 2nd. 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 they voted on July 2nd.

Call to Artists Lakeland CRA

Call to Artists - Lakeland CRA

ATTENTION PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS: The Lakeland CRA has two opportunities for you to showcase your artwork! They are commissioning artists to create murals at 3 locations within their districts as well as themed historical portraits along Lake Parker's shared-use path. 

If you are interested in either public art project, we need you to do the following:

  1. Fill out a contact form on the Lakeland CRA website to express your interest in a project at lakelandcra.net.
  2. After the CRA contacts you with program details, send them a sketch with your ideas.
  3. Help us spread the word with other professional artists.

Parks and Recreation Month 2018

City Commission Proclamations

Parks and Recreation Month, received by Bob Donahay, Director of the Parks and Recreation department with the City of Lakeland, Michael Marotz, John Williams, Tim Abram, Steve Platt, Cosmo, Danny Bell, Bill Koen, Ashley Cooper, LuAnn Mims, Greg McFall and additional Parks and Recreation staff.

Lake Month

Lake Appreciation Month, received by Laurie Smith, Manager of Lakes and Stormwater and Tabitha Biehl, Executive Director with Lakes Education/Action Drive.

Residential Beautification Award: Ron Tomlin

Residential Beautification Award

Congratulations to Ron Tomlin on being named the July 2018 Beautification Award winner!


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Commercial Beautification Award

Congratulations to the Surgical Center of Central Florida on being named the July 2018 Commercial Beautification Award winner!

dog leg woods

Portion of Dog Leg Woods Closed

The City of Lakeland closed a portion of Dog Leg Woods Dog Park because of standing water issues in the large dog area on July 3rd. The large dog area will be closed approximately one week while Parks & Recreation crews remove the existing standing water and work on a drainage solution that will mitigate the issue. 

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Red, White & Kaboom!

On Tuesday, July 3rd, the City of Lakeland's annual Independence Day celebration, Red White and Kaboom - sponsored by T.Mims Corp., took place at the Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror. Guests brought food for a large canned/non-perishable food drive to benefit Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE), participated in a highly competitive watermelon eating contest, enjoyed delicacies from a plethora of food trucks/vendors while musical guests Clemons Road took the stage. An impressive fireworks display lit up the sky at 9 PM. Thanks to everyone who came out for this awesome event!

Photos (Facebook Album)

New Videos

Lakes & Stormwater: Balloon Releases
Have you ever released balloons into the air for a special event, or maybe just for fun? Our Lakes and Stormwater team is here to show you why you shouldn't and give you some great alternatives!

Hands-On Experience - City Jobs: Fire Maintenance Mechanic
This week, Christina teams up with Matt Warner, Fire Maintenance Supervisor to learn what it takes to be a Fire Equipment Mechanic with the Lakeland Fire Department!

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Public Works Projects

  • CSX Closure at Interlachen Parkway
  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk
  • Lime Street Sidewalk
  • Mall Hill Drive Widening

View All Current & Upcoming Public Works Projects

Lakeland Jobs

Current Job Openings

  • Crowd Control Security
  • Electric Utility Academy Intern
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Event Manager - RP Funding Center
  • Facility Attendant
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker I - Golf Course
  • Guest Services
  • Internal Audit Manager 
  • Librarian Supervisor
  • Lifeguard - Seasonal
  • Lineman First Class
  • Parking Staff Cashier
  • Parking Staff Patrol
  • Police General Counselor & Advisor
  • Programmer I, II or III - Utilities
  • Show Technician/Stage Hand

Apply Now


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