LAKELAND — Lakeland residents have until Aug. 26 to toss their hat in the ring to serve as an interim city commissioner.
Commissioner Phillip Walker submitted a letter of resignation marking Nov. 6 his last day representing the city’s Northwest district, as he’s running for Florida House District 50.
A city charter changed, approved by voters last year, and allows commissioners to appoint an interim commissioner until the next municipal election in November 2023.
Those interested in serving as the city’s Northwest District commissioner must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a resident of District A – Northwest District for at least one year prior to Nov. 7
- Never been convicted of a felony
- Be a registered voter
The city clerk’s office will verify an individual is qualified before forwarding interested parties sending interested parties candidate’s packet. The completed packet must be returned by noon on Aug. 26. Individuals will be asked to submit their resume or cover letter, voter ID card and proof of residency.
The commission will receive a list of all who apply in early and vote on who will take Walker’s seat in September.