Our Community. Our Future. Our Vision.

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Our Community. Our Future. Our Vision.

View the new community vision!

Vision Now Nurturing in-person connections in a digital age

This month’s Episode of Listen Lakeland discusses “The Power of Presence: Nurturing in-person connections in a digital age.” Join host, Tiffany Van Wieren and her guests, Gretchen Ceranic, who directs the Success by 6 program at United Way, Stephen Hill, the Program Director for the Dream Center of Lakeland, and Patricia Henderson, the Outreach and Community Service Manager with the Senior Connection Center, as we delve into the importance of belonging and the profound effect of loneliness on individuals and communities alike. Discover how fostering genuine connections, whether online or off-line, can create supportive environments where everyone feels valued, seen, and understood.

Related Vision Focus Area and Goals:

  • Strong and Safe Neighborhoods
  • Sense of Community
    Institutions, organizations, and neighborhoods will create and support a cohesive and engaged community that fosters intergenerational and geographic unity.
  • Activities for a Diverse Community:
  • Diversity
    Lakeland will support and celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in leadership, business, and civic engagement throughout the community.
  • Volunteerism
    Lakeland will promote volunteer opportunities that allow all citizens to be actively involved in community service.
  • Recreation
    Lakeland will have recreation facilities and programs throughout all sectors of the city for residents of all ages.

What We Do

Lakeland Vision collaborates with a broad range of community stakeholders to implement a comprehensive action plan shaped by the community’s own vision of its future.

Our Vision Lakeland – a vibrant community of opportunities for a lifetime.

Strong and Safe Neighborhoods

Lakeland will have neighborhoods where residents enjoy their quality of life.

Jobs for a Vibrant Economy

Lakeland will have jobs for all to support a vibrant economy.

Lifelong Education

Lakeland will have quality educational opportunities for all.

Activities for a Diverse Community

Lakeland will offer activities for all community members.

Strong and Safe Neighborhoods

Lakeland will have neighborhoods where residents enjoy their quality of life.

Jobs for a Vibrant Economy

Lakeland will have jobs for all to support a vibrant economy.

Lifelong Education

Lakeland will have quality educational opportunities for all.

Activities for a Diverse Community

Lakeland will offer activities for all community members.

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