We Heard From You!


In 2019 Lakeland Vision collected input throughout the greater Lakeland area in an effort to update the community’s vision. In addition to our online survey, we met with citizens in person at the following events. We now share with you the community driven focus areas of Lakeland's Vision.

Community Events

  • January 12th

    Martin Luther King Parade

    11:00 am

  • January 26th

    Pig Fest (at Sun n’ Fun)

    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • February 1st

    First Friday (Munn Park in front of the Lakeland Vision Office)

    6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • February 2nd

    Downtown Farmer’s Curb Market

    8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • February 10th

    Mi Pueblo Flea Market (Kathleen)

    7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • March 9th

    Spring Obsession Garden Show (in the Downtown Farmer’s Curb Market Area)

    8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • March 16th

    Kathleen Area Historical Society’s Heritage Day

Community Presentations

  • February 25th

    The Lakeland Democratic Women’s Club

  • March 5th

    The Lakeland Rotary Club (First United Methodist Church)

    12:00 p.m.

  • March 5th

    Junior League of Greater Lakeland (The Scorosis Building on Lake Morton)

  • March 8th

    Kiwanis Club of Lakeland (First United Methodist Church)

    12:00 p.m.

  • March 14th

    Citrus Center Kiwanis (Cleveland Heights Golf Club)

    7:00 a.m.

  • March 21st

    The Lakeland Republican Women’s Club (Hilton Garden Inn)

    11:30 a.m.

Other Presentations

  • EMERGE Lakeland New Members Event
  • VISTE Board Meeting
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting
  • Faith in Action Monthly Meeting

Public Displays

  • City Hall Lobby
  • Lakeland Public Library (Main)
  • Lakeland Public Library Larry Jackson Branch
  • Lakeland Public eLibrary South Lakeland
  • Polk County Tax Collector’s Office – Lakeland Service Center
  • Imperial Symphony Orchestra – February & March Performances
  • The Longest Table Event (The Lakeland Chamber)
  • LDDA/Lakeland Vision Office (Downtown Lakeland)

Community Participation

  • 250+ Community Events with Surveys
  • 350+ Presentations with Voting
  • 400+ Online Responses

Total input from the Lakeland Community

Approximately 1000 voices!

Continuing Priorities

Continuing Priorities Word Cloud: transportation, vibrant downtown, activities, lakes, diversity, jobs, growth, safe neighborhoods, parks, education, internet, economy, transit, colleges, arts, involved cititzens.

New Priorities

New Priorities Word Cloud: inclusiveness, Community Policing, homelessness, traffic, walkable, accessibility, affordable housing, support youth, more restaurants, parking, sustainable energy.