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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Community Leaders Needed...Volunteer Now!

The City of Lakeland Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for Lakeland residents willing to serve in the following volunteer positions:

Lakeland Board of Appeals/Storm Water Board of Appeals (BOA/SWBOA):
The BOA/SWBOA hears appeals and may grant variances on planning and storm water related matters. Meetings are held on an as-needed basis at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at City Hall.

Lakeland Economic Development Commission (EDC):
The EDC advises the Lakeland Board of Commissioners on matters that affect the economic life of the community; seeks out, considers and suggests plans that define how and where the City will develop arterial, commercial, and residential areas so as to enhance the City in the eyes of its citizens as well as present and future commercial interests; advises the City regarding local economic issues relevant to long-term planning and development of the City; and promotes economic stability, vigor, and balance within the business community and encourages business retention and productivity.

The members of the EDC also serve on the Lakeland Development Corporation and Industrial Development Board. Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall.

For additional information or application, contact Kyle Wright at (901) 867-2717, visit the City website at or, or email

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