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Neighborhood Bootcamp: Learn About Your City & the Development of Strong Neighborhoods

LAKELAND, FL (October 3, 2018) The City of Lakeland’s Neighborhood Outreach Division is hosting the Neighborhood Leadership Bootcamp on Saturday, October 13th from 8 AM – 1:15 PM at Lakeland City Hall (228 South Massachusetts Avenue).  The event is free to the public and it is designed to help inform citizens about the programs and services offered by the City of Lakeland.  Senior Planner Lynn Simpkins said, “We have a very strong neighborhood association in the City of Lakeland and every other year we host the boot camp to help empower our citizens so they are informed and engaged in the governmental process.” 

Simpkins stated, “We are expecting 150 attendees for this event. The participants will be neighborhood association leaders, civic groups, social club members, neighborhood watch leaders, block captain leaders, church leaders and home owner association members but anyone from the public is welcome.” 

The day will include a welcome from Mayor Mutz, presentations from the Communications Department, Public Library, Neighborhood Outreach Office and GIS Mapping.  There will be breakout sessions on a number of topics including how to maximize social and digital media. To register for the event, please email neighborhoodoutreach@lakelandgov.net or call 863.834.6011.


Kevin Cook
Director of Communications

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.



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