June 2022
Are You Red White
and Ka-Ready!?
The T.Mims Corp. Red White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Sunday, July 3 from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. with Andrew Luv & the Franchise Players entertaining the crowd before a dazzling fireworks display launches at 9 p.m.

We ask all those attending to please bring a canned food item that will help those in need. All non-perishable items benefit Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE).

Can't bring cans with you?
Text-to-Give or Donate Online!

1. Starting on June 15, text FEEDLAKELAND to 50155
2. Enter the amount you'd like to give
3. Click on the link provided and fill out your information

You can also donate online!
Lakeland Police Explorer Program
Lakeland Police Foundation establishes dedicated fund for the Lakeland Police Explorer Program and commits 50% of the 2022 Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K proceeds as the first donation.

Lakeland Police Department Honor Guards
Our Honor Guard Unit members were in Washington DC for National Police Week events. On Tuesday, May 17, they had the honor of placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that utilities issue an annual "Consumer Confidence" report to customers in addition to other notices that may be required by law. This report, which is linked below, can tell you where your water comes from, what it contains, and the risks our water testing and treatment are designed to prevent.  

Swim Lessons for Summer '22
The City of Lakeland offers swim lessons for ages six months to adults.

2022 Lakeland Christmas Parade Applications Open
The 41st annual Lakeland Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The application period for the 2022 Christmas Parade is open until September 16, 2022. 

Promotion of Deputy City Manager
The City of Lakeland announces the promotion of Emily Colón as Deputy City Manager. City Manager Shawn Sherrouse said, “I am pleased to promote Mrs. Colón to the position of Deputy City Manager. Through her experiences, hard work and passion for learning, she has developed a tremendous skillset in the city management profession. Emily has already proven herself as an empathetic leader with a devotion to public service."

Assistant Director
of Economic Development
The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Willey to Assistant Director of Economic Development. The position will report directly to Brian Rewis, Director of Community & Economic Development. Willey will continue to work with the City Manager on special projects as assigned.

City Jobs
Police Department Jobs
The Lakeland Police Department (LPD) is looking for people interested in the rewarding profession of law enforcement, whether as a Police Officer or as a 911 Emergency Communications Specialist.

Solid Waste Jobs
Our Solid Waste division is currently seeking qualified applicants for a variety of roles.
Start your career with the City of Lakeland today!

Municipal Boards
& Committee Opportunities
We are currently seeking applicants for several Boards & Committees.

Looking for a little culture?
See what Lakeland's visual and performing arts have to offer.
Lakeland Community Theatre
The Polk Museum of Art
The RP Funding Center
Concert • June 16 • 7:30 pm
Miss Florida Scholarship Competition
Pageant • June 22-23
Concert • July 15 • 7:30 pm
The Polk Theatre
Classic movies and new releases