Class XXXVIII Nomination Information Final LL38 Nomination Form
2020-2021 Nomination Information
A program of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
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Leadership Lakeland is administered by a Program Director, Steering Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Lakeland Chamber of
Commerce. This group guides the program’s structure, budget, fees, and candidate selection.
Leadership Lakeland enhances the development of long-term
leadership in the community by: •
Identifying existing and emerging leadership from various
geographic, occupational, and economic segments of the
community who have a sincere commitment to remain in the
Acquainting the participants with a wide range of community
issues, resources, and opportunities that exist in greater Lakeland
and Polk County to discover a greater sense of community.
Increasing the leadership skills of the participants and developing
an “esprit de corps” among them, which will provide a common
ground for working together on present and future community
and Lakeland Chamber projects.
Providing participants with an opportunity to meet and exchange
ideas with each other and existing community leaders to learn
from the backgrounds and perspectives of one another.
Assisting participants in finding placement in volunteer roles in
the community and within the Lakeland Chamber with renewed
energy to lead within their chosen arena.
Acquainting the participants with the Leadership Lakeland
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Individuals who have attained a top leadership position within
their business/organization or who have the potential
for advancement to top leadership positions.
Individuals with excellent potential to play a significant role
in the community’s future.
Individuals who have demonstrated a commitment and interest to
serve in the community and the Lakeland Chamber.
Individuals who have an occupational commitment to remain in
Individuals who represent a cross-section of the community
including business, government, human services, community
volunteers, and professionals.
Individuals who will commit to one full day each month for eight
months, a mandatory orientation/reception, a mandatory two-
day opening retreat, an evening mid-year retreat, and a day-long
closing retreat with graduation.
Individuals who are physically able to participate in the
strenuous/physically challenging agendas, which will include a
considerable amount of walking, climbing stairs, and being in
Nicole Travis, Chair, Leadership Lakeland Class XXXVIII
City of Lakeland
Chuck McDanal, Immediate Past Chair, Leadership Lakeland Class XXXVII
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Sarah Breed, Program Director
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
(863) 688-8551, Ext. 230