Jim Atkinson was sworn in to the Lakeland Board of Commissioners on December 10th, 2020. He was appointed to serve on the Municipal Planning Commission
Atkinson has previously served as Lakeland's City Manager and previously as City Planner.
He holds a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis, and a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management...also from the University of Memphis.
Jim currently works at A2H - an Architecture, Engineering, and Planning firm headquartered in Lakeland. He is a planner and department manager for A2H.
He and his wife Christen have three sons.