Lakeland Hires New Planning Director

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One of the most critical city staff positions in any municipality is that of the City Planner or Planning Director. More so in Lakeland...

Lakeland Hires New Finance Director

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At last evening’s Board of Commissioners meeting, it was announced a new Finance Director has been hired to oversee the city’s finances. The role...

City Manager Shane Horn Resigns

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by Matt Wright Shane Horn, Lakeland’s City Manager for the past 3 ½ years, has resigned. His last day will be June 10, 2022. Mr. Horn...

Under Latest Health Directive, Lakeland Transitioning Back To Normal

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UPDATE (5/14/21): According to Shane Horn, City Manager, Lakeland (and other Shelby County jurisdictions) will continue issuing a limited declaration of emergency in order...

BOC meeting: Highway 70 parks project abandoned; 5 of 5 resolutions approved

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In their regular business meeting last night (7.9.20) the Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a motion to abandon a U.S. Highway 70 parks project...

BOC meets for remote meeting this week

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The BOC (Board of Commissioners) meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (7.9.20) for a remote regular meeting.  It will be accessible by computer, tablet or...

EDC/IDB met in-person for June meeting

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By Steve Laster, chair of EDC/IDB     Lakeland’s EDC (Economic Development Commission) and IDB (Industrial Development Board) met June 25th at City Hall. This was the...

Holiday closures within Lakeland

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The Lakeland Senior Center (LSC), City Hall, IH Clubhouse and Lakeland School System offices will be closed Friday (July 3rd) in observance of the...