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.
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