Laura Rodriguez, Lakeland Vision, Inc.

Laura Rodriguez is the Executive Director of Lakeland Vision and is proud to be a native of Lakeland.  She graduated from the University of South Florida and spent over ten years in the public sector serving as a conduit between people and their government.  In both the Florida Senate and the United States House of Representatives, Laura’s roles ranged from Legislative Aide, Chief-of-Staff (FL Senate) and Outreach Coordinator (U.S. House of Representatives).  Public Service has always been a focus and remains so at Lakeland Vision by providing a platform for citizens who would like to affect change on the long-range planning of Lakeland.

Personally, Laura has always had a passion for community service and currently serves on the Presbyterian Homes and Housing Foundation, Friends of Bonnet Springs Park, is an ordained elder at First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland and is a member of Leadership Lakeland Class XXXII.  Laura is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society).  She is married to Danny Rodriguez and together they have three children. In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening, reading, travel and spending time with her family.