The Lakeland Vision Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, February 3, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. at the Polk Museum of Art (800 East Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL 33801), 2nd Floor Library.
The Age Friendly Lakeland (AFL) Committee will come together for meetings in January 2020 on the following dates:
– AFL Leadership Team Meeting – Wednesday, January 15th at 11:30 a.m.
– AFL Committee Meeting – Wednesday, January 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in the meeting room at Mitchell’s Coffee House located on North Kentucky Ave., 33801.
The mission of Age Friendly Lakeland is to promote, educate and advocate for older adults and their families.
Through collaboration with non-profit and for-profit organizations, Age Friendly Lakeland maximizes opportunities for seniors to be active, healthy, and engaged with their neighbors by connecting them with resources, each other, and their community. With an emphasis on promoting inclusive livability, Age Friendly Lakeland offers guidance as to available programs, community outreach, and a Senior Brain Trust.
The Age Friendly Lakeland Coordinator is Allie Bates and the Committee Chairwoman is Lakeland Vision Board Member, Liz Craven. For more information, please email Allie@agefriendlylakeland.com.
The Transportation & Affordability Committee will meet on Thursday, January 9th at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall in the Commission Conference Room. Meeting agenda will include an update regarding the pilot project with One More Child and discussion of the structure, invitees and timing of our planned HR Roundtable in the spring (2019). The Transportation & Affordability Committee is chaired by Lakeland Vision board member, Carole Philipson.
The Lakeland Vision Board will meet on Thursday, December 5th at 8:30 a.m. at the Polk Museum of Art. Board members will review and approve the 2020 budget proposal, approve board nominees for the 2020-2022 term, discuss outreach to Implementation Partners regarding the newly updated Vision and fundraising efforts.
No board meeting in January. The next scheduled board meeting is Thursday, February 6, 2020.
The Lakeland Vision office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll return on Monday, December 2nd. If you need immediate assistance, please email Executive Director, Laura Rodriguez at Lrodriguez@lakelandvision.org.
Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!
Age Friendly Lakeland (AFL) will hold its monthly committee meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 11:30 a.m. at Mitchell’s Coffee Shop in downtown Lakeland. The AFL Committee is coming together a week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, please contact AFL Coordinator, Allie Bates at (863) 333-5129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age Friendly Lakeland Website: www.agefriendlylakeland.com
The Lakeland Vision Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, November 7th at 8:30 a.m. at the Polk Museum of Art’s 2nd Floor Library. In additional to regular business items, board members will begin identifying key community leaders to begin meeting with to share the newly updated Vision for Lakeland.
The Lakeland Vision Board of Directors will be unveiling the newly updated community vision to the Lakeland City Commission on Monday, November 4th at 3:00 p.m. at the City’s regularly scheduled commission meeting. Pat Steed, Vision Refresh Chairwoman, and Laura Rodriguez, Executive Director of Lakeland Vision will be presenting the new Vision which will kick-start a community wide outreach effort to education citizens, businesses, organizations and individuals of this citizen inspired strategic plan.
The Commission meetings are live streamed and can be watched at
or on Spectrum Channel 643 / FiOS Channel 43.
Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates and Chief Development Officer Darla Sechrest Petteway will be featured on November 3rd The Listen Lakeland Radio Show discussing the changes happening at the Chamber Foundation with a focus on BidSimpleonline.com which is a local leads generating software that allows consumers to seek services from reputable Chamber Investors.
Also, Ashley Link, Chairwoman of Lakeland Vision joined our Executive Director, Laura Rodriguez, in the studio this week to talk about the Visioning process and how citizen participation remains vital as we roll out this new, citizen-inspired strategic plan to the greater Lakeland area! After several months of gathering citizen input and analyzing data, Lakeland Vision is beyond excited to unveil the updated community Vision for our city! This is YOUR Vision, Lakeland!
97.5 WPCV (FM) at 8:30 a.m.
98.3 WWRZ (FM) at 8:00 a.m.
1430 WLKF (AM) at 8:00 a.m.
1230 WONN (AM) at 9:00 a.m.
Lakeland Vision’s Education Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th at 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell’s Coffee House. The Education Committee is charged with:
- Educating the public and managing the message about our Lakeland schools and education options
- Focusing on community support of Lakeland schools (not so much the funding
Sara Roberts McCarley serves as the Chairwoman of the Education Committee.
For more information, please contact Lakeland Vision Exec. Director, Laura Rodriguez at Lrodriguez@lakelandvision.org.