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Friday Weekly Roundup

October 5-12, 2018

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

Aqua Boo

This Weekend—Don't miss it!

  • Friday Night | 10/12
    • Get spoooooky at Gandy Pool at Aqua Boo. Costumes are encouraged. | 7-9 PM 
    • Lakeland rock band Copeland is collaborating with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra for Symphonic Copeland at the RP Funding Center. | 8-10 PM
  • Saturday | 10/13
    • Lakelanders: Get informed about programs and services offered by the City of Lakeland and area partners at Neighborhood Leadership Bootcamp. | 8 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Sunday | 10/14
    • Rock out to The Doors' L.A. Woman album, note for note, cut for cut, at the RP Funding Center at Classic Albums Live. | 7-10 PM

For more great listings or to submit your community event, visit our Events Calendar.

Agenda Study

The City Commission met Friday morning for their regular Agenda Study in preparation for Monday's City Commission meeting. Join us at City Hall in the Commission Chambers on Monday, October 15th at 3 PM for the meeting or watch live online and on Spectrum 643 / FiOS 43.

October 15th City Commission Agenda | Watch

Lakeland Update on the Go!

Don't have time to study the agenda yourself? Check out these quick summaries of agenda items to be voted on at Monday's meeting:

Lakeland Update on the Go!
V.A.B.C. City Manager Lakeland Linder

Lakeland Update on the Go!
VI.B.1. City Attorney Air Supply

Photo by Jessica Zivkovich

Photo by Jessica Zivkovich

Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakeshore Festival

Lakeland's annual Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakeshore Festival, a collaborative effort with the Lakes Education/Action Drive, the City of Lakeland, Lakeland Vision, Inc. and Lakeland Clean & Beautiful, took place on Saturday, October 6th. With over 50 teams participating and a plethora of vendors and education booths, this year's races were...awesome!

Here are the Winners:

  • Pre-Built Corporate/Community: Wood Environment and Infrastructure
  • On-Site Build Youth: Berkley Accelerated Middle School
  • Pre-Built Youth: West and Robert Families
  • On-Site Build Family: Soggy Bottoms
  • Pre-Built Family: Royam Family
  • On-Site Build Corporate/Community: FDOT
  • Survivor Race: Wood Environment and Infrastructure
  • Titanic Award: Super Nova

View the Facebook Album

Image by usnews.com

Image by usnews.com

Lakeland Named #10 Best Place to Retire

US News & World Report recently named Lakeland the #10 best place to retire in the US (out of the top 100 cities!). But hey, we already knew that, right? 

Read the Article

Munn Park Monument

Munn Park Monument Relocation Update

The Munn Park Monument Relocation project is currently 11.65% funded, with $6,374 in donations via GoFundMe and $19,835 in cash/check donations, totaling $26,209. 

Learn More | Donate

Tallahassee Democrat - LE Linemen

Lakeland Electric Line Workers Lend Aid 

Lakeland Electric linemen headed up to Tallahassee and other areas affected by Hurricane Michael this week to help restore power to the region. It is estimated that there are currently more than 1.4 million utility customers without power in the hurricane-affected region (from Florida to Virginia). 

Watch the Video from the Tallahassee Democrat

Leadership Lakeland XXXVI 

Leadership Lakeland Class XXXVI started their City Government Day early Thursday morning as they were sworn in as Commissioners for the day by Mayor Bill Mutz at City Hall. This group of civic-minded leaders had a chance to REALLY get to know the City as they explored many City facilities from City Hall to the Fire Department to Joker Marchant Stadium!

$100 toilet rebates

$100 Toilet Rebates

We STILL have $100 rebates available for City of Lakeland Water Utility customers who have purchased water-saving toilets! Toilets installed on or after October 2017 qualify for this great offer. 

Learn More

Latest Videos


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LakelandGov Podcast

LakelandGov Podcast

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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

As of October 12, 2018

  • Assistant City Manager
  • Assistant Director of Community & Economic Development
  • Box Office Supervisor - RP Funding Center
  • Building Maintenance Worker I
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Deputy Building Official
  • Electric Utility Analyst
  • Energy Academy - Electrician Apprentice
  • Equipment Operator I
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker I
  • Guest Services/Security Supervisor
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Lifeguard - Seasonal
  • Manager of Wastewater Treatment
  • Police Officer
  • Power Production Supervisor
  • Solid Waste Collector
  • Turf and Ornamental Spray Technician
  • Water Utilities Pipelifter I

Apply Now

road construction

Public Works Projects

  • 1111 E Highland Drive
  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk
  • Lake Mirror Center
  • Lake Wire Hydrilla Harvesting
  • Lotus Avenue & Forrest Park Street
  • Maintenance Activities - Throughout Lakeland

View All Current & Upcoming Public Works Projects


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