Lakeland's Neighborhood Association Coalition hosted their last quarterly meeting of the fiscal year (October 2021 - September 2022) at Lake Crago Recreational Complex. Dinner and award ceremony was provided following the meeting agenda to congratulate all neighborhood volunteer efforts throughout the year. Full Photo Album: Click Here
2022 Award Recipients
Rookie of the Year: Cathleen Nelson (Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association)
All Smiles: Morris Chestang (Gladys Leggett Neighborhood Association)
Helping Hands: Sheliah Stills Murray (North Lake Wire Neighborhood Association)
Force to Reckon With: Shirley Pickett (Westgate/Central Neighborhood Association)
Iron Pillar: Diane Baum (Cumberland Neighborhood Association)
Forever With Us: Mary Smith (Dixieland Neighborhood Association)
No Missed Opportunities: North Lake Wire Neighborhood Association
The Neighborhood Association Coalition has formed a group of 4 Subcommittees to help with some of the projects that are currently being worked as part of the Coalition's goals. The 4 Subcommittees are:
These subcommittees are tasked with continuing the worked that has already been started by the NAC and working with the NAC to expand them. We are very excited for what the people involved in each of them will do in the near future.
With a vision to promote safe and standard neighborhoods, the City of Lakeland's Community & Economic Development Department began its Neighborhood Improvement Program in 1988.
In 1999, the Neighborhood Outreach Office was established to coordinate the City’s effort to respond more effectively to the needs of neighborhoods by working with residents. The goal of this office is to preserve stable neighborhoods, stabilize traditional ones and give new birth to deteriorating neighborhoods. The office has been most effective under that charge; however, due to the rising expectations of neighborhoods, it has become essential that we focus on an increased collaboration of governmental services. New efforts to communicate and coordinate services within and among various City departments prove to be more beneficial to our neighborhoods. This approach assists with providing a coordinated response to problems, issues and/or opportunities that are of concern to the neighborhoods. Teams of employees with diverse areas of expertise are utilized to solve problems. By using the unified approach and drawing on the expertise of departments throughout the City, issues are addressed in a proactive manner. This approach simply focuses on providing a neighborhood-based City service delivery system utilizing the extensive network of existing City services in the community.
The City of Lakeland has identified approximately 100 geographic neighborhood boundaries and of that 30 neighborhoods are registered associations. We encourage all neighborhoods to register as it will enhance the city-citizen relationship. The neighborhood outreach office staff is the focal point to communicate with the city. The office will offer a neighborhood liaison service to increase access to resources, build knowledge, foster communication, train and register neighborhoods, promote collaboration, and encourage community-based partnerships.
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