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Wanted: Applicants from Northwest Lakeland for One-Year City Commission Appointment

Residents of northwest Lakeland interested in serving as an interim Lakeland city commissioner for one year are asked to fill out an online form and then submit an application packet by noon on Aug. 26. The position fills the remainder of the term of Commissioner Phillip Walker, who is resigning effective November as part of running for Florida House of Representatives.

Selection of the new commissioner is scheduled to be made Sept. 19 by the City Commission, under the provisions of a change to the City Charter approved by voters last year. The term of office will be Nov. 7, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2023.

Candidates must have lived in the district for one year prior to Nov. 7, 2022. The district is bordered on the east by Florida Avenue/U.S. 98 North and on the south by the CSX railroad tracks. (See a map here.)

In addition, candidates must be registered to vote in Polk County and never been convicted of a felony .

Candidates first fill out a “candidate contact” form available online and email it to cityclerk@lakelandgov.net . Then the city clerk’s staff will verify qualifications and send an application packet to those who qualify.. Candidates will be asked to provide a resume and/or cover letter and a voter ID and proof of residency. | Learn more


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  1. When Scott Franklin’s post was filled it was not a requirement to live in district if I am correct. I do think it is a good idea if they live in district.

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Wanted: Applicants from Northwest Lakeland for City Commission Vacancy

Residents of northwest Lakeland interested in serving as an interim Lakeland city commissioner for one year are asked to fill out an online form and then submit an application packet by noon on Aug. 26. The position fills the remainder of the term of Commissioner Phillip Walker, who is resigning effective November as part of running for Florida House of Representatives. Continue reading “Wanted: Applicants from Northwest Lakeland for City Commission Vacancy”

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  1. When Scott Franklin’s post was filled it was not a requirement to live in district if I am correct. I do think it is a good idea if they live in district.

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