Boards & Commissions

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

Agendas are available prior to meetings (typically two days ahead of the scheduled meeting).City Hall Building

To apply for board & commission positions (when available): LakelandTN.gov/jobs.



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Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board is comprised of members from eight districts (PDF) and was formed in spring 2019. Members serve two-year terms.

Key objectives for the Lakeland Citizen Advisory Board include:

  • Improve communication between Lakeland residents, City staff and Board of Commissioners
  • Provide citizens the opportunity for early engagement on important community issues/concerns
  • Create an opportunity for Lakeland residents to learn more about City government and departments
  • Provide input directly from their respective neighborhood areas to inform staff and the Board of Commissioners to effectively allocate resources

Meetings

Quarterly meetings in January, April, July, October on the Fourth Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m.

Staff Advisor

Michael Walker, City Manager

Members


Community Advisory Board Districts: 

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Lakeland PULSE Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee


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The City of Lakeland's Lakeland PULSE Comprehensive Plan will provide a vision for the future of the community along with the steps needed to make that vision a reality. The plan will place a strong emphasis on implementation to guide the City's near- and long-term decision-making investment. As part of this project, elements to be reviewed include economic development, housing, natural resources, public health and education, parks and recreation, open space, public services and utilities, and transportation and mobility.

The Advisory Committee guides the development of the Lakeland PULSE Comprehensive Plan. Its members will direct the outcomes of the major milestones to ensure the plan is made by and for the community. This is achieved through assembling a wide variety of community members from different facets as a diverse voice of the people of Lakeland.

Meetings

Meetings are called as needed throughout the course of the comprehensive planning process.

Staff Advisor

Paul Luker, Planning Director

Members 


Industrial Development Board

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 (PDF) districts (TIF), tax abatements, and other methods of spurring re-development of existing areas and bringing new, high-quality commercial development to Lakeland. 

Meetings
Regular Meeting - Fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., often in conjunction with the Economic Development Commission (EDC) meetings.

President

Michael Walker, City Manager

Members

  • Jeremy Burnett, Chair
  • Alan Johnson, Secretary
  • Shaun Brannen
  • Richard Gonzales
  • Angie Grooms
  • Richard Justin
  • Steve Laster


Municipal Planning/Design Review Commission

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

Paul Luker, Planning Director

Members


Board of Appeals/Stormwater Board of Appeals (SWBOA)


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

Michael Walker, City Manager

Members


Parks & Recreation/Natural Resources Board 

This board reviews and recommends park development plans, recreation programs, and locations for new parks. Read more about the Parks and Recreation Department. 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

Pat O’Mara, Parks and Recreation Director

Members

  • Mark Donley, Chair
  • Steven Snow, Vice-Chair
  • Amber Sawyer
  • Derek Johnston
  • Jenny Kiesel
  • Jessica Cannon
  • Stacey Bond Monasky
  • VACANT SEAT
  • Commissioner Michele Dial, Board of Commissioners Liaison


Keep Lakeland Beautiful Advisory Board

City of Lakeland Tennessee - Keep Lakeland Beautiful

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 Keep Lakeland Beautiful.

Agenda Closing

30 days prior to the meeting

Members



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