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Kim Odom  
Parks & Recreation, Facility Rentals
Title: Grant Administrator, Sr Center Mgr, Special Events
Phone: 901-867-2717, x206

Grants Administrator
Senior Center Manager
Special Events Coordinator (Parks & Rec)

Current responsibilities:
Responsible for applying for new grants as well as reconciliation of receipts from previous grants.

As Senior Center Manager, Kim works to improve programming and promotion. She helped coordinate Lakeland’s Walk to Remember, for Alzheimer’s. Webpage:

As Special Events Coordinator for the Parks & Recreation Department, Kim is responsible for coordinating the Halloween & Christmas Festivals, Easter Egg Hunt, Children’s Fishing Rodeo, and Concert/Event Stage offerings. Refer to these webpages: and

Kim also acts as recorder for Parks & Recreation/Natural Resources Board as well as Keep Lakeland Beautiful meetings (agendas and minutes, for publication).

She assists in writing City news articles, including Parks & Recreation, and takes photos for media outlets. She works with in-house public relations for consistency of website content, social media, and printed publications.

Kim previously worked as Receptionist/Administrative Assistant and as the Senior Center Manager (she now works in the latter capacity, again).

She also helps with the showing/renting of IH Clubhouse. In addition to streamlining the venue rental process, she has worked to keep marketing materials updated. Webpage:

Prior to Lakeland:
Kim has 25+ years of experience in the newspaper industry, including as an editor and writer. She aided the launch of The Commercial Appeal’s eight community Appeal sections in 2002, as well as the Local section’s My Life feature in the daily newspaper in 2009.


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