Applicants for appointed Boards and Commissions have an opportunity Monday to address the Board of Commissioners on their qualifications and why they wish to be appointed at the Board of Commissioners Work Session 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2007 at Lakeland City Hall, 10001 Highway 70. Appointments are scheduled at the December 6, 2007 BOC Regular Meeting.
Over 30 residents have applied for an appointment to one of the eight available positions the Board of Commissioners appoint on the Board of Appeals, Parks and Recreation/Natural Resources Board, Economic Development Commission and Design Review Commission. (Mayor Carmichael appoints/reappoints five members of the Municipal Planning Commission.)
I am impressed by the qualified residents who applied and are interested in serving on the City Boards and Commissions. A review of the applicants indicates Lakeland has a tremendous asset in our residents! If you applied and are not appointed, I encourage you to apply again in the future and remain involved in all aspects of the community. With the talent this community has, we can accomplish a lot!
I know the Mayor and Commissioners are pleased at the excellent response to this opportunity to serve, and the Board will have a tough decision in deciding on the appointments.
The City will continue to have opportunities to serve and I encourage all interested residents to continue to remain interested and involved in the community.