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Sam Taylor Jr. Announced As Next Police Cheif
The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce Sam Taylor Jr. as Lakeland’s next Chief of Police. Current Chief Ruben Garcia is retiring at the end of November. City Manager Shawn Sherrouse said, “I believe it is very important that we name Chief Garcia’s successor now so we can smoothly transition into Taylor’s leadership role as Chief of the Lakeland Police Department.”

Sewer Repair Will Impact Lakeland Square Mall Access Rd.
The Water Utilities Wastewater Collection Division will repair and replace a failing sewer main in north Lakeland. The affected area crosses the Lakeland Square Mall Access Road between Chili’s Restaurant and Rooms-To-Go on US Highway 98 North. Older clay and cast-iron pipes will be replaced with PVC. Crews are unable to determine the exact issue at this time because the remote camera can’t get through the failed pipe.

Veterans Day Festivities
On Saturday, November 12 at 10 a.m. a ceremony will be held to unveil the Spanish-American War Monument at Veterans Park, located at 701 W. Lime St. The Veterans Day Parade will step off immediately following the ceremony. Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11th, the anniversary of the end of WWI. On this day we honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

ReEnergize Lakeland
To maintain a vibrant community, we must always keep our eyes on the future. ReEnergize Lakeland is a group of programs that allow our customers to save electricity, learn about energy conservation, and improve the environment all at the same time. Our ReEnergize Lakeland programs focus on solar, tree and energy efficiency projects to help keep Lakeland green. By protecting our environment, encouraging evolving energy technologies, and providing ways to conserve energy and save money, Lakeland Electric helps create a sustainable future for everyone.

Beckham Announced As General Manager of Lakeland Electric
City Manager Shawn Sherrouse is pleased to announce Mike Beckham as General Manager of Lakeland Electric, effective Sunday, October 16, 2022. Beckham had been serving as Interim General Manager since April 2022 when previous Lakeland Electric General Manager Joel Ivy accepted a position with Lubbock Power & Light.

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The results are in for our Halloween costume contest!
Thank you ALL for participating, either by submitting a photo or voting. We had so much fun this year and we are already looking forward to next year's contest!
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November 2022
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Broadway-Style production • Nov. 19
Play • Nov. 27
Comedy • Dec. 2
The Polk Theatre
Classic movies and new releases