Keep a Tennessee Tradition, Volunteer for your City!
Lakeland residents are encouraged to volunteer for openings on Lakeland Boards and Commissions! Applications are requested by 4:30 p.m., Monday, November 29, 2010.
We have noticed that there appears to be a cycle of a surplus of qualified applicants one year and then too few qualified applicants the next year! This is a “too few” year, so this is your opportunity if you want to serve on a Lakeland Board or Commission!
Service on Lakeland Boards and Commissions is interesting and you play a role in the molding the future (or present) of Lakeland!
Openings are available on all Boards and Commissions, including:
Lakeland Design Review Commission (DRC) The DRC reviews the design, sign, lighting, and landscaping plans of commercial businesses and new residential developments. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at City Hall. Members are appointed by the Mayor. Staff Advisor is City Planner/Deputy Growth Management Director Jim Atkinson.
Lakeland Economic Development Commission (EDC) The EDC reviews and proposes economic development initiatives/programs. The EDC is currently preparing a Strategic Plan for economic development. The EDC meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall. Staff Advisor is Growth Management Director J. HIgbee.
Lakeland Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) The MPC reviews development plans, zoning matters and planning-related matters. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at City Hall. Members are appointed by the Mayor. Staff Advisor is Growth Management Director J. HIgbee.
Lakeland Natural Resources Board (NRB) The NRB has an active role in planning, advising, and promoting the development of a comprehensive, community-endorsed natural resources and environmental stewardship program for the City. The NRB generally meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at City Hall. Staff Advisor is Natural Resources Director Eric Bridges.
Lakeland Parks and Recreation Board (PRB) The PRB reviews and recommends park development plans, recreation programs and recommends locations of new parks. Meets at City Hall on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Staff Advisor is Park Director Brenda Lockhart.
Lakeland Board of Appeals (BOA) The BOA hears appeals on variances and other planning-oriented matters. This board meets “as needed” at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at City Hall. Staff Advisor is City Planner Jim Atkinson.
Lakeland Storm Water Board of Appeals (SWBA) This is a new Board. The SWBA reviews civil penalties and/or damage assessments concerning storm water management and pollution control plans. The SWBA meets on an “as needed” basis with at least an annual meeting. Staff Advisor is City Engineer Philip Stuckert.
Applicants are welcome to attend the Board of Commissioner’s Regular Meeting (December 4) to express their interest and present their qualifications.
For additional information or application, contact the appropriate Staff Advisor, or Theresa Meyer at City Hall at 867-2717, visit the City website at www.lakelandtn.gov, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.