April 2021
A runoff election will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 to fill the southeast district Lakeland City Commission seat.

Voters who requested a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the April 6th City Special Election will automatically be mailed a ballot for the runoff election.

Early Walk-In Voting:
April 26 - May 3 (Weekdays)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Election Headquarters
250 S Broadway Avenue, Bartow
Election Operations Center
70 Florida Citrus Boulevard, Winter Haven
Polk County Government Center
930 E Parker Street, Lakeland

For more information, contact:
Kelly Koos, MMC
City Clerk, City of Lakeland
228 S. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland 33801

Mayfaire by-the-Lake launched in 1971 as a small crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, but, in the decades since, it has grown into one of Florida’s largest and most celebrated annual outdoor art festivals. Indeed, attending Mayfaire is now as much a Spring tradition as Mother's Day itself. Presented on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire features more than 140 artist booths and is held on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. One of the oldest arts festivals in Central Florida, Mayfaire has been ranked 36th among Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “200 Best Art Shows” in 2019. For more information go to https://www.mayfairebythelake.org.

Fiscal Year 2022
Budget Retreat Synopsis
During the Budget Retreat, on April 20, the Lakeland City Commission took one of the first steps in developing the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The retreat resulted in 34 new or existing projects/initiatives that were prioritized through a ranking exercise that has affordable housing listed as the number one City Commission priority for Fiscal Year 2022.