An excellent way to serve the Lakeland community and “make a difference” in the Lakeland community is to serve on any of the Boards and Commissions appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
Lakeland Boards and Commissions are very important in the development of the Lakeland Community and take meaningful action in a variety of areas including planning and development, parks and recreation, trees and natural resources, review of commercial designs, economic development, and consideration and appoval of variances.
Several vacancies on Boards and Commissions appointed by the Lakeland Board of Commissioners are expected to be considered for appointments at the October 6, 2005 BOC meeting, and more appointments are expected in December.
The BOC normally appoints members of Boards and Commissions in December for terms of from one to three years, depending on the Board or Commission and available vacancies. Persons appointed would be eligible for reappointment to a normal term.
Current vacancies exist or are expected on the Municipal Planning Commission (members are appointed by the Mayor); Design Review Commission (members are appointed by a majority vote of the BOC); Design Review Commission, Economic Development Commission and the Park/Natural Resource Board (members are appointed by a majority vote of the BOC). A complete listing and explanation of duties of each Board or Commission is available at www.cityoflakeland.com.
Additional information and Applications are available by calling Lakeland City Hall, 867-2717. E-mailing CityHall@lakelandtn.org, or stopping by City Hall at 10001 Highway 70, Lakeland. If you have applied before and were not appointed, your currrent application will be considered or you may submit a new application. If you wish to check if your applicaton is still on file, phone, E-mail or visit City Hall.