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, 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 a four year old daughter, Madelyn, and a five month old daughter, Penelope  In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening, reading, travel and spending time with her family.