The Government Advisory Team’s mission is to bring together all levels of local government to create more awareness, cooperation and support of the long term Vision for Polk County. This includes providing review and guidance on both foreseen and unforeseen opportunities that potentially impact the organization’s objectives and the work of its various LEAD Teams as established by the Polk Vision Board of Directors
The Government Team also works to effectively engage citizens by producing the Leadership Exchange Series which includes educational offerings such as the Mayors Roundtable, State of the County, Legislative Warm-Up, and other topically relevant workshops.
Watch the Recording here: https://youtu.be/vGcFhn2ddww
2020 LEGISLATIVE WARM-UP
On October 4, 2019 renowned author, political scientist, and University of South Florida professor Dr. Susan MacManus moderated a panel discussion with members of the Polk County Legislative Delegation.
2019 STATE OF THE COUNTY UPDATE
The State of the County Update held on April 23, 2019, brought together residents from across Polk County to hear from Board of County Commissioners’ Chair, George Lindsey, and County Manager, Jim Freeman.
Topics addressed included county investments in election equipment and a new fire station; the Florida Poly Corridor; the Polk County Water Cooperative; and an update on infrastructure projects being forecast to keep pace with Polk County’s growing population.
The 2019-2020 Leadership Exchange Series was made possible through funding by Citizens Bank & Trust.