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Serve on the Advocacy Committee

This committee made up of Chamber investors meets at the Chamber on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:00am.

Contact Ryan Reis, Director of Business Advocacy & Engagement, at rreis@lakelandchamber.com or (863) 688-8551 Ext. 231 for information as to available opportunities to serve on the committee.

The Florida Institute for Political Leadership 

The Florida Institute for Political Leadership is a non-partisan program created by the Florida Chamber of Commerce to recruit and provide campaign training to candidates and elected officials across the State of Florida. Whether you are in office, or interested in running for office now, or in the future, this is the program for you.

The Institute is scheduled for September 15th to 17th 2021 via a virtual platform. There will also be a Polk County "In Person" Capstone event on September 30.

To learn more or register CLICK HERE

Questions? Please email Ryan Reis Director of Business Advocacy & Engagement, at rreis@lakelandchamber.com

Attend Capitol Connection to Tallahassee with the Chamber

Each year during the Legislative Session, the Chamber, along with other business leaders from across Polk County, travels to Tallahassee to share our Legislative Priorities with members of the Polk County Legislative Delegation and other influential elected officials.

Contact Ryan Reis, Director of Business Advocacy & Engagement, at rreis@lakelandchamber.com or (863) 688-8551 Ext. 231 to find out more about attending with us!

Volunteer to Speak at a Commission Meeting

If you can't make our monthly Advocacy Committee meetings but still want to speak on issues important to our local business community at a meeting before the City of Lakeland or Polk County Commission, we'll get you in the loop!

Contact Ryan Reis, Director of Business Advocacy & Engagement, at rreis@lakelandchamber.com or (863) 688-8551 Ext. 231 and let us know that you would be willing to volunteer to speak.

Contact your Local Elected Officials

The Chamber is always advocating on your behalf, but it’s great when elected officials can hear directly from the Chamber’s investors.

Visit our Elected Officials page for links to contact information for local, state, and federal elected officials.

Contact Local Media

Care about a local issue? Think something should be changed to make our community more business friendly? Write a letter to the editor.

The Ledger
The Ledger welcomes letters for publication in the "Voice of the People" column on the Editorial Page. Only original letters written directly to The Ledger will be considered, and preference is given to discussion of contemporary issues. Volume precludes a personal acknowledgment or return of unpublished letters. All letters are subject to editing for clarity, length, taste and libel. All letters should contain the writer's full name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. Anonymity is granted only under unusual circumstances. Letters should be kept to 300 words or less, and brevity is encouraged. Please send all letters to voice@theledger.com

Serve on a City or County Board, Committee or Task Force

Vote

Visit our Voter Services page for information on how to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and other pertinent voter information.

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