Formed in 1998, Lakeland Vision is a not-for-profit Florida corporation. The organization is dedicated to developing community cohesiveness. Anyone living in Lakeland wishing to take positive actions for the community is encouraged to get involved.
The Lakeland Vision Mission Statement is as follows:
Lakeland Vision, Inc. identifies community strengths and weaknesses in order to create and implement a comprehensive, action-oriented plan for the future of the metro Lakeland area. The plan was developed with diverse and broad-based community input and continues to address the following key foundations in metro Lakeland: Education, Economic Development, Quality of Life, Infrastructure, Government, and Private Sector Leadership.
To date, Lakeland Vision has implemented several successful programs. The organization formed a Mentoring Alliance with Polk County Schools. It brought together several groups to join in an Adopt-A-Lake effort. It partnered with the University of Central Florida on a Diversity and Inclusion Campaign. Lakeland Vision also worked with thirty-five health care agencies and service providers within a Polk Health Care Alliance to develop and implement strategies that will lead to increased access to healthcare for uninsured and under insured residents. Lakeland Vision has positively addressed many of the goals set forth in the organization’s original vision document.
Listen Lakeland is a monthly radio program that airs on the first Sunday of the month on all four of Lakeland’s Big 4 radio stations (WLKF, WONN, WPCV, and WWRZ). This program is the result of a partnership between Lakeland Vision, Hall Communications, and the City of Lakeland. Its purpose is to promote the positive qualities of Lakeland and its residents.
Lakeland Vision has a Facebook page that provides information regarding community news and events. The not-for-profit corporation also has a Twitter page dedicated to sharing news, information, and updates that are pertinent to Lakeland’s residents. Tammy Wright is the Executive Director of Lakeland Vision. She can be reached via email at: email@example.com. The contact phone number for the organization is: (863) 682-9660. Mail for Lakeland Vision can be sent to: P.O. Box 1582, Lakeland, Florida 33802-1582.