Our Community. Our Future. Our Vision.

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Our Community. Our Future. Our Vision.

View the new community vision!

Vision Now Lakeland Revitalization

Lakeland Revitalization through Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

Join the enlightening conversation between Dr. Sallie Stone, Lakeland Vision Board Member, and Alis Drumgo who is the Lakeland CRA Manager in the City of Lakeland Office of Economic Development. Dr. Sallie and Alis discuss how the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has helped to accelerate growth and revitalization in Lakeland. Alis shared how the CRA is poised with helping Lakeland become one of the best places to live, work and play. CRA dollars are spent to improve communities that exist in blighted conditions. One way it accomplishes this task is by supporting small businesses through public private partnerships. When you look around Lakeland, whether it is downtown, in Dixieland or Midtown, it is clear that the CRA adds so much value to the community. Engagement is key to making Lakeland the best city across the I-4 corridor and the country!

Vision Focus Areas/ 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.
    • Downtown
      Downtown Lakeland will be walkable and vibrant with a variety of housing options, restaurants, small businesses, green spaces, and venues for community gatherings and events.
    • Public Involvement
      Our citizens will be knowledgeable on how government works and how to communicate with decision-makers.
  • Jobs for a Vibrant Economy
    • Jobs
      Lakeland will have job growth, with higher wage jobs and careers for citizens of all ages, skill levels, and abilities.
    • Retail and Business
      Lakeland will be a business-friendly community.

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 enjoys 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 enjoys 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.

We Heard From You, And We Listened.

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