December 2021
A Message From Our City Manager

We are quickly approaching a very special time of year. Please take a moment to celebrate our loved ones, especially those working in the healthcare profession, our first responders and those serving in our military during this holiday season.

This time of year allows us to reflect on the past and initiate plans for the future. Many of us will make resolutions for the New Year. Most of these will be related to dieting, health and exercise. For our professional lives, we will set goals for better organization, production efficiencies and overall improvement.

To be successful in reaching our goals, we must have a strong commitment to make changes and we must keep track of our progress. As a community and as a nation, we have experienced several challenges in the past few years. We have responded with changes, and we are in a much better place for them. As an organization, we continue to move forward serving our citizens with exemplary municipal services.

As Lakeland’s City Manager, I am dedicated to making the City of Lakeland a great place to live, work and play. Our vision is to be a vibrant, culturally inclusive world-class community and we could not achieve this without our many hard-working and dedicated City of Lakeland employees. Alongside our great employees, I am very proud to serve the citizens of Lakeland. We look forward to the very best days ahead.

On behalf of the City of Lakeland, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Solid Waste Recruitment
Our solid waste division is currently seeking qualified applicants for a variety of roles.
Start your career with the City of Lakeland today!

Tenoroc Trail
The City of Lakeland, in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation District 1 (FDOT), is asking for public input regarding the proposed Tenoroc Trail Segment 1.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, the City of Lakeland’s Solid Waste Division, in coordination with the Polk County Solid Waste Division, is sponsoring a FREE Household Hazardous Waste and End-Of-Life Electronics Collection.

Learn more about the
Stuff the Can initiative
It's that time of the year where we tend to have more garbage than usual. Instead of leaving your trash outside of the can, make sure you Stuff the Can when possible!
If you have more garbage than you can stuff, you can schedule a bulk pickup on our LakelandGov app.

UPCOMING EVENTS
If you don't, or even if you do, know and love our downtown eateries and bars, this night is for you. Join us in downtown Lakeland for Tasty Tuesdays every third Tuesday of the month!

Saturday, January 15, 2022 11 AM
The community is invited to join us as we celebrate the Dream of Martin Luther
King Jr.