Our Community. Our Future. Our Vision.

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Our Community. Our Future. Our Vision.

View the new community vision!

Vision Now Impact of COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19

Lakeland Vision Board Member, Jason Willey, connected with Julie Townsend, the Executive Director of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, to chat about the various industries at the heart of our city (office, restaurant, retail, new development, etc.) and how they have been impacted by COVID-19. They also discussed the innovation displayed to serve customers and generate business and what the future looks like as the community begins to reopen.

Focus Areas:

Strong and Safe Neighborhoods: 

  • Sense of Community
  • Downtown

Jobs for a Vibrant Economy:

  • Jobs
  • Retail & Business
  • Marketing & Tourism

Activities for a Diverse Economy:

  • Entertainment & Attractions
  • Communications
Julie Townsend, the Executive Director of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, and Lakeland Vision Board Member, Jason Willey.

Julie Townsend: Executive Director of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority

Jason Willey: Lakeland Vision Board Member

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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