Leadership Polk Alumni 

Leadership Polk Alumni is committed to connecting and engaging alumni for the advancement of Polk County through learning opportunities, potential service projects and social events.

Alumni members are encouraged to uphold the purpose of Polk Vision and through their actions have a positive impact on the economic health, leadership and quality of life in the community.

We truly believe…

• that the Leadership Polk experience should be the beginning of a journey of intensified awareness, interest, concern, and pride of our communities;

• that membership in the Alumni Association will continue to assist you in advancing your goals and objectives as an investment for professional, civic, and personal  development; and

• that through relationships with colleagues who share similar involvement, commitment, and passion, Alumni will discover avenues  for Polk County to become an even greater place to live, learn, work, and play.


Mission Statement 

To foster Leadership and Service that advances the continuing success of Polk Vision for the betterment of the Polk County community.

First Annual Leadership Polk Alumni Class Day 


       Leadership Polk Alumni Class Directory 

Polk Leadership Class I                    Polk Leadership Class II

Polk Leadership Class III                  Polk Leadership Class IV

Polk Leadership Class V                   Polk Leadership Class VI

Polk Leadership Class VII                 Polk Leadership Class VIII

Polk Leadership Class IX                  Polk Leadership Class X

Polk Leadership Alumni Team 

Lori Martini - Chair, GiveWell Community Foundation, Class VI

John Bohde - Chair Elect, Polk County BoCC, Class VI

Pam Craven - Immediate Past Chair, Learning Resource Center, Class II

Ed Lunz -   The Lunz Group, Treasurer, Class IV

Deena Ware - Town of Dundee, Secretary, Class IV

Alison Beamon - Cemex, Program and Events Chair, Class VII

Alan Rayl - Hamilton Engineering, Membership Chair, Class IV

Stacy Butterfield - Polk County Clerk of Courts, At Large, Class III

MJ Carnevale - City of Winter Haven, At Large, Class IX

Sarah Case - Gadd Case & Associates, At Large, Class V

Stephanie Colon- Citizens Bank and Trust, At Large, Class VIII

Shawn Sherrouse - City of Lakeland, At Large, Class IV

Kim Long – Polk Vision, Executive Director, Class I


Literacy Resources by City 

*If your city is not listed please select the location closest to you. 

City of Auburndale 

City of Bartow

City of Fort Meade 

City of Lake Wales 

City of Lakeland 

City of Mulberry

City of Winter Haven 


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