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 City Hall Building

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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 third Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m.

Staff Advisor

Shane A. Horn, City Manager

Members


Community Advisory Board Districts: 

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Economic Development Commission


The City of Lakeland’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a group of citizens, appointed by Lakeland’s 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 (PDF) and marketing plan (PDF) 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

Shane A. Horn, City Manager

Members 

  • Steve Laster, Chair
  • Jeremy Burnett, Vice-Chair
  • Alan Johnson, Secretary
  • Shaun Brannen
  • Angie Grooms
  • Adam Henry
  • Keith Acton
  • Commissioner Wesley Wright, Board of Commissioners Liaison


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

President

Shane A. Horn, City Manager

Members

  • Steve Laster, Chair
  • Jeremy Burnett, Vice-Chair
  • Alan Johnson, Secretary
  • Shaun Brannen
  • Angie Grooms
  • Adam Henry
  • Keith Acton


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

vacancy, City Planner

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

vacancy, City Planner

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
  • Katie Autry
  • Derek Johnston
  • Chad Reynolds
  • Amber Sawyer
  • 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

  • Alison Ely
  • Aimee Felker, Chair
  • Kendall Major
  • Sherrye Willis, Treasurer
  • (Vacancy), Board of Commissioners Liaison


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