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All meetings are at City Hall, 10001 Hwy. 70.
Any change in date, time, or venue will be noted on calendar link here.

Agendas are available prior to meetings (LakelandTN.gov/agendas).

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Economic Development Commission

Overview
The City of Lakeland’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a group of citizens, appointed by Lakeland’s Board of Commissioners (BOC), whose purpose is to promote a sound, diversified economic base that is consistent with Lakeland’s character. The EDC articulates a vision of economic development with clearly-defined goals and objectives for the City.

The EDC fosters business expansion, including new businesses looking to locate in Lakeland, which
will increase employment opportunities and broaden the tax base. To that end, the EDC makes recommendations to the BOC regarding policies, regulations, marketing, and development strategies
in order to retain and enhance the economic base of the City.

The Economic Development Commission makes recommendations for economic development pursuant
to the City's adopted strategic plan and marketing plan including appropriate development incentives to ensure projects that come to the city are economically viable.

Meetings

Fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Staff Advisor
Tom Skehan, Planning Director

Members 
  • Terry Smith Anderson
  • Alan Johnson, Vice-Chair
  • Kurt Wagner
  • Maurice Denbow
 

Industrial Development Board

Overview
The Industrial Development Board (IDB) promotes and actively pursues economic development activity within the city. The IDB has a series of tools at its disposal, including the ability to create tax increment financing districts (TIF), tax abatements, and other methods of spurring re-development of existing areas and bringing new, high-quality commercial development to Lakeland.

Meetings
Meetings are on a called basis, at 6:00 p.m., often in conjunction with Economic Development Commission (EDC) meetings.

Staff Advisor

Tom Skehan, Planning Director

Members
  • Terry Smith Anderson
  • Alan Johnson
  • Kurt Wagner
  • Maurice Denbow
  • Ronald Purifoy
  • Victor Ghosheh
  • Joseph Laster
                       


Municipal Planning/Design Review Commission

Overview
Municipal Planning reviews development plans and zoning and planning matters.
Design Review evaluates the design, sign, lighting, and landscaping plans of commercial businesses.

Meetings
Regular Meeting - Third Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Agenda Closing
30 days prior to the meeting

Staff Advisor
Tom Skehan, Planning Director

Members
  • Don Barber, Chairman
  • Sal Feraci, Vice-Chairman
  • Jerry James, Secretary
  • Kevin Hammeran


Board of Appeals/Stormwater Board of Appeals

 
Meetings
The BOA/SWBOA meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Agenda Closing
30 days prior to the meeting

Staff Advisor
Tom Skehan, Planning Director

Members
  • Dr. Francis Agunenye
  • Patrick Kitchens
  • Ryan McDaniels
 
          

Parks & Recreation/Natural Resources Board

Overview
This board reviews and recommends park development plans, recreation programs, and locations for new parks. More about the Parks and Recreation Department, here (LakelandTN.gov/parksandrec). The board also considers matters and makes recommendations related to the conservation of natural resources.

Meetings
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 

Agenda Closing
One week prior to the meeting

Staff Advisor
Kevin Rooney, Parks & Recreation Director

Members
  • Mark Donley, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Koch, Chair
  • Mark Mangone
  • Andre Nolan


Keep Lakeland Beautiful Advisory Board

KLB_logo.jpgOverview
The Keep Lakeland Beautiful (KLB) Advisory Board is responsible for administering and maintaining active status as an official affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

The KLB Board is responsible for creating, maintaining, and growing a volunteer team to participate in beautification efforts of the City of Lakeland, including, but not limited to: litter collection and landscape maintenance; and monitoring available beautification grants and making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for application.

For more information about Keep Lakeland Beautiful, visit LakelandTN.gov/KLB. To be notified of upcoming KLB projects such as litter and beautification efforts throughout the City, please provide your contact info/email by calling 901-867-2717.

Meetings
Regular meetings take place on the fourth Monday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at Lakeland City Hall.

Agenda Closing
30 days prior to the meeting

Members
  • Alison Ely
  • Aimee Felker, Chair
  • Kendall Major


The City of Lakeland appreciates the dedication of these volunteers and liaisons!