Community leaders wanted in City of Lakeland | Community Spirit
Are you interested in becoming more active in your community, but don’t know how to get started? If so, then the City of Lakeland Board of Commissioners is looking for you.
The board is accepting applications for the volunteers to help out on several commissions and boards throughout the city.
Applications for the following positions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2012:
Lakeland Board of Appeals (BOA) - The BOA hears appeals on variances and other planning-oriented matters. This Board meets on an “as needed” basis every third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Staff Advisor is City Planner/Deputy Growth Management Director, Jim Atkinson.
Lakeland Design Review Commission (DRC) - The DRC reviews the design, sign, lighting, and landscaping plans of commercial businesses and new residential developments. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Members are appointed by the Mayor. Staff Advisor is City Planner/Deputy Growth Management Director, Jim Atkinson.
Lakeland Economic Development Commission (EDC) - The EDC reviews and proposes economic development initiatives/programs. The EDC is currently preparing a Strategic Plan for economic development. The EDC meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall. Staff Advisor is Growth Management Director, J. Higbee.
Lakeland Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) - Municipal Planning Commission members are appointed by the Mayor. The MPC reviews development plans, zoning matters and planning-related matters. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at City Hall. Staff Advisor is Growth Management Director, J. Higbee.
Lakeland Natural Resources Board (NRB) - The NRB has an active role in planning, advising, and promoting the development of a comprehensive, community-endorsed natural resources and environmental stewardship program for the City. The NRB generally meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at City Hall. Staff Advisor is Natural Resources Director, Eric Bridges.
Lakeland Parks and Recreation Board (PRB) - The PRB reviews and recommends park development plans, recreation programs and recommends locations of new parks. Meets at City Hall on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Staff Advisor is Executive Coordinator, Thad Jablonski.
Lakeland Storm Water Board of Appeals (SWBA) - The SWBA reviews civil penalties and/or damage assessments concerning storm water management and pollution control plans. The SWBA meets on an “as needed” basis with at least an annual meeting. Staff Advisor is City Engineer, Philip Stuckert.
Applicants are welcome to attend the Board of Commissioner’s Work Session (6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26) or Regular Meeting (Thursday, Dec. 6) to express their interest and present their qualifications.
For additional information or application, contact the appropriate Staff Advisor or Sontidra Thomas at City Hall at 867-2718, visit the City website at www.lakelandtn.gov, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are being received until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.