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Here’s how to join Lakeland boards and committees

Create the city you want to live in by applying to serve in these volunteer roles.

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Swan City citizens like you are integral to creating the city we love. Wondering how you can make an impact? You can serve Lakeland on one of nearly 20 municipal boards and committees focused on arts, development, code enforcement, and more.

⏰ How much time will this take?

Time commitment varies, but most committees meet monthly or quarterly. Terms typically last from three to four years.

💻 How can I apply?

Find the application form online. You can specify the open board or committee positions you’re interested in. When vacancies occur, boards or committees will review the applicants already on file.

Historic home in Lakeland, FL

If this house looks like home, apply for the Historic Preservation Board.

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👀 Are there any openings?

There are currently four vacancies on two committees. Here’s where you can now apply to serve the community:

Historic Preservation Board | Currently seeking two applicants | Nine to 13 members | Meets monthly

  • Promotes the preservation of historic structures and sites and oversees design guidelines in historic districts
  • Seeking an architect, realtor, property owner, or other Lakelander with an interest or experience in historic preservation

Planning & Zoning Board | Currently seeking two applicants | Seven members | Meets monthly

  • Oversees the city’s comprehensive plan and development regulations
  • Makes recommendations for zoning + rezoning requests and future land use