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.
The Alumni Association is committed to remaining a strong and relevant resource for its members and to advancing the work of Polk Vision. To this end, the Alumni Steering Committee assembled a group of 20 key stakeholders for an afternoon of reflection and rich conversation. The practical advice, guidance, and insight gained from this session will guide the Alumni Association as it moves forward in fostering deeper relationships and higher levels of engagement within the Association and the broader community.
To foster Leadership and Service that advances the continuing success of Polk Vision for the betterment of the Polk County community.
Alumni planning meeting
Polk Leadership Alumni Team
John Bohde - Co-Chair, Polk County BoCC, Class VI
Deena Ware - Co-Chair, Town of Dundee, Class IV
Lori Martini - Immediate Past Chair, GiveWell Community Foundation, Class VI
MJ Carnevale - City of Winter Haven, Treasurer, Class IX
Shawn Sherrouse - City of Lakeland, Secretary, Class IV
Alan Rayl - Rayl Engineering and Surveying. Membership Chair, Class IV
Stephanie Colon- Citizens Bank and Trust, Program and Events Chair, Class VIII
Kathryn Bevilacqua-Ely- Bartow Chamber of Commerce, At-Large Member, Class XI
Penny Borgia- United Way of Central Florida, At-Large Member, Class II
Stacy Butterfield - Polk County Clerk of Courts and County Comptroller, At-Large Member, Class III
Sarah Case - Next Level Planning and Permitting, At-Large Member, Class V
Ed Lunz- The Lunz Group, At-Large Member, Class IV
Renee Pobjecky- Pobjecky & Pobjecky Law, At-Large Member, Class XI
Kim Long – Polk Vision, Executive Director, Class I