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City News Blog: Lakeland City Commission Will Appoint Interim City Commissioner

LAKELAND, FL (July 20, 2022) | The Lakeland City Commission will be appointing an Interim City Commissioner to replace Commissioner Phillip Walker who must vacate his seat because he is running for state office.

Interested candidates must live in District A (Northwest District) and must have lived in the area for at least one-year prior to November 7, 2022, to qualify.  Those interested in being considered as an Interim City Commissioner must be a registered voter in Polk County and never have been convicted of a felony.  The deadline to file paperwork with the City Clerk is 12 p.m., August 26th. Candidates will not raise or spend campaign funds.  The appointment for the Interim City Commissioner will be made by the Lakeland City Commission on September 19th and the chosen candidate will assume office on November 7, 2022, for a one-year term that ends on December 31, 2023. Interested candidates must complete the Interim Candidate Contact Form and return via email to cityclerk@lakelandgov.net.

City Clerk, Kelly Koos said, “Upon receipt of the Interim Candidate Contact Form and verifying qualifications, our office will send an application packet to potential candidates. The packet must be completed and returned to our office no later than 12 p.m., August 26th.  Late applications will not be accepted so please pay attention to the deadline and remember to include a resume, cover letter, copy of voter registration and proof of residency with the packet.” 

For more information, please visit www.lakelandgov.net/elections.




Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of 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 visit www.lakelandgov.net.  Citizens are also invited to follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat and Nextdoor.  Citizens can find the City of Lakeland on these social media platforms by searching lakelandgov. 



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