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City of Lake Wales
Citizen Boards, Commissions & Committees

Get Involved!!

We need You!! The City believes it is important to have an informed and engaged citizenry and therefore encourages citizen input and participation. As a result, we have several advisory boards, commissions and committees to give residents an insight and a voice on important community issues. Board and Committee members provide a valuable service to our community by providing input into our decision-making process. The recommendations, decisions and hard work of these boards and committees can be seen everyday throughout our community.


By serving on a board or committee, you will be acting as an advisor to the Lake Wales City Commission on a variety of subjects, including Code Enforcement, the Airport, the Depot Museum Complex, housing, planning & zoning, historic preservation, parks and recreation, lakes, and the CRA. The City, in turn, benefits from your expertise and experience.


Every board and committee has a defined statement of purpose and function. The responsibilities terms of office, membership size and meeting schedules vary for each board and are defined by a specific ordinance. All meetings are open to the public. Click Here for a list of all boards, functions and meeting times / locations


Requests for additional information should be directed to the City Clerk, Clara VanBlargan 863-678-4182x228, the Board Chair or Board Secretary. For an application click here.



Current Openings

Board Primary Duties Term Meeting Date & Time
Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Commission Make recommendations regarding implementation of roadway and transportation improvements as pertaining to bicycle and pedestrian needs; promote safe and convenient enjoyment of bicycle/pedestrian facilities through safety and educational programs and activities. 3 years 1st Thursday
5:30 pm
Code Enforcement Board Impose administrative fines and other noncriminal penalties to enforce city health & sanitation, occupational licensing, fire, building, zoning and sign ordinances when it finds that a pending or repeated violation continues to exist. 3 years 2nd Monday
5:00 pm
Historic District Regulatory Board Hear and decide applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (CA) for work proposed on buildings or sites with an historic district; adopt guidelines for review and issuance of CA; make recommendations to city commission on matters relating to establishment and regulation of historic districts; make recommendations to planning board and city commission on matters relating to historic preservation and on matters regarding special permits for properties within an historic district when special permit involves issuance of a CA. 3 years 3rd Thursday
5:30 pm
Lakes Advisory Commission Advise the City Commission on matters involving the restoration, preservation or maintenance of city lakes 3 years called at least 4 times per year;
held on 2nd Wednesday
5:30 pm
Parks & Community Appearance Board In coordination with the Planning Board and other city boards and committees and civic groups, prepare plans and make recommendations to the City Manager and City Commission regarding the Lake Wailes park system, neighborhood park systems, community parks, streets and city entrances, and maintenance programs 3 years 4th Monday
5:30 pm
Planning & Zoning Board Serve as the Local Planning Agency; hear and decide on applications for special exception use permits and site plans; make recommendations on zoning amendment petitions, proposed subivision of land, amendment of land use regulations and the city's Comprehensive Plan. 3 years 4th Tuesday
5:00 pm
Recreation Commission Assist City in public relations relating to recreational events; assist in coordinating with school, service, church and civic organizations for the purpose of planning and promoting various city-sponsored recreational programs and events 3 years 3rd Monday
12:00 pm
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