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WATER DIRECTOR: Bill Anderson, promoted at age 56 to the $138k job of director of city of Lakeland water utilities from assistant director, stresses his “customer-service based philosophy” that seeks to balance economic development with preserving water resources.

SPORTS: The eight inductees to the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame include three Lakeland residents: Gene Engle (Orange Cup Regatta), Bob Georges (baseball) and Lorraine Bloeth Valerino (synchronized swimming).