How to stay informed in Lakeland, Florida

Lake Hollingsworth | Photo via @ordinary.moments_

Ever wish you were more plugged in to Swan City? Whether you’re trying to keep up with city news, local biz, or community resources, we’ve rounded up some resources for you to stay informed.

🗳️ Civic

  • The City of Lakeland — Whether you’re an Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook user, you can keep up with the City. Pro tip: head to its website for everything from municipal codes and finance to public departments
  • The Lakeland City Commission — Learn more about your elected city commissioners, watch city commission meetings, and read minutes from previous meetings online
  • Lakeland Economic Development Council — Wondering what new developments, industries, and businesses are on the way to Lakeland? Follow along with the LEDC on its website or Instagram.
  • Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency — The LCRA works to improve the quality of life in Lakeland by collaborating with businesses, developers, and property owners in downtown, midtown, and Dixieland. 
  • Polk Vision — Stay up to date on community priorities and opportunities to participate in feedback surveys by following Polk Vision.

🖥️ Business

🗣️ Community 

  • Lakeland Mom — Looking for family-friendly events, parenting resources, and deals local to Polk County? Find them here
  • Visit Central Florida — Use this resource to plan your excursions in Polk County + beyond. Pssst… they’ve even featured some Lakeland staples on their Instagram
  • Junior League of Greater LakelandDYK the Junior League does more than just the Lakeland Christmas Parade? See their other initiatives here
  • CatapultKeep up with Catapult to see what startups are making Lakeland home.