The Lakeland Vision Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, September 5th 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 pairing possible Implementation Partners with various portions of the newly updated Vision and will continue fundraising discussions for the 2020 fiscal year.
Join us this Sunday, September 1st for the Listen Lakeland Radio Show!
Lakeland Vision Board Member, Carole Philipson, was joined in the studio by Leon Battle, who is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for One More Child. One More Child provides safe, stable, Christian homes and services to children and families in need across the state and around the globe. Tune in Sunday morning (9/1) learn more about the work of this important organization!
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.
Lakalend Vision’s Age Friendly Lakeland Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 28th at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall in the Commission Conference Room (3rd Floor).
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.
Lakeland Vision’s Transportation and Affordability Committee will host a table at the CareerSource Polk Annual Meeting & Best Places to Work Awards Breakfast on Thursday, August 22nd at 8:00 a.m. The breakfast meeting will take place at the RP Funding Center.
Career Source Polk’s Annual Meeting celebrates a year of workforce achievement and recognize companies that have taken the lead in developing exceptional workplaces to improve the quality of life for their employees and individuals who have made significant contributions to workforce and economic development initiatives. The Best Places to Work Awards, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, recognizes the unique, forward-thinking philosophy of businesses that excel in the areas of motivating, retaining, training and developing employees while striving to improve Polk County and its business community.
The information shared at CareerSource’s annual meeting sheds insight into the work of Lakeland Vision’s Transportation and Affordability Committee’s work and our board is grateful for their partnership.
The Lakeland Vision Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, August 1st at 8:30 a.m. at the Polk Museum of Art’s 2nd Floor Library. In additional to regular business items, board members will consider the timeline for the roll-out of the newly updated Vision, approve a Nominating Committee, approve the fall 2019 Cygnet Award winner and review fundraising for 2020. All meetings are open to the public. Please contact Exec. Director, Laura Rodriguez with requests for additional information – Lrodirugez@lakelandvision.org.
Age Friendly Lakeland has two meetings scheduled for the month of July:
- Leadership Team Meeting – Thursday, July 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Kelly Recreational Complex
- AFL Committee Meeting – Wednesday, July 24th at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall in the Commission Conference Room (3rd Floor)
Age-Friendly Lakeland is a committee of Lakeland Vision that is addressing the citizen’s goal to ensure Lakeland Seniors experience a high quality of life in a variety of living situations, are involved in the community, and have good access to services including senior centers, health care, continuing education, and public transportation.
For more information, please contact the Age Friendly Lakeland Coordinator, Theresa Reiter at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lakeland Vision Board of Directors met on June 6th for a regularly scheduled meeting. The board does not meet in July. The LV Executive Committee will meet on July 18th at 11:00 a.m.
The next board meeting will take place on Thursday, August 1st at 8:30 a.m. at The Polk Museum of Art 2nd Floor Library. All board meetings are open to the public.
Board members, Kimberly Elmhorst and Sara Roberts McCarley, will be providing the members of the Junior League of Greater Lakeland a presentation which will allow them to actively participate in the community survey which will guide the future planning in the Lakeland community. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5th at the Scorosis Building on Lake Morton.
Vision Update Chair, Pat Steed, will be making a presentation to the Downtown Lakeland Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 5th at 12:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Lake Morton. The presentation will allow members to participate in the survey by voting on the priorities of Lakeland Vision’s current Vision Document. All input collected throughout this grassroots campaign will help guide future planning of the Lakeland Community.
Lakeland Vision Cygnet Award Presentation –
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ The Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony in D Minor
LAKELAND, FL – Lakeland Vision is proud to present its signature Cygnet Award to Barry Friedman of LkldNow on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Symphony in D Minor’ at the RP Funding Center located at 701 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815 (during the performance’s intermission).
At Lakeland Vision, we are passionate about advancing our mission and celebrating successes. Our organization collaborates with a broad range of community stakeholders to implement a comprehensive action plan shaped by the community’s own vision of its future.
The Lakeland Vision Cygnet Award was unveiled to the community in 2017 and is bestowed upon companies, organizations and individuals that strive to achieve our strategic goals in order to impact our community in positive and significant ways.
We are proud to present the first Cygnet Award of 2019 to Barry Friedman, Founder/Editor/Publisher of LkldNow. Barry exemplifies the characteristics of a true visionary and models the passion for Lakeland that the Lakeland Vision Board of Directors seeks to recognize through this award program. Barry has poured countless hours of time, energy and service into keeping citizens informed of news, current events, activities and initiatives and LkldNow fulfills a significant number of goals and strategies outlined in the community’s Vision Document (which can be found at www.LakelandVision.org).
Past recipients of the Cygnet Award include The Lakeland Rotary Clubs for The Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing Project and the Rotary Concert Series, April Mucci, Owner/Editor/Publisher of LakelandMom.com and the Lakes Education/Action Drive (LEAD) for the annual Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge.
Any company, organization and/or individual with a project that meets and fulfills portions of the community’s Vision is encouraged to apply for a Cygnet Award. Inquiries may be sent to Executive Director, Laura Rodriguez at Lrodriguez@lakelandvision.org.