|City Services for a Growing Community|
A new municipal complex and fire station opened in the year 2000, bringing much needed space and modern facilities to the city. The municipal building houses the major city departments in one central location enabling staff to better serve citizens. The city commission chamber is state-of-the-art with commission meetings televised via the local cable company. The architectural style of the new buildings underscores the city’s goal to enhance the quality of life for citizens by improving and upgrading the infrastructure.
Lake Wales city services include the police and fire departments, community services, leisure services, utilities administration and billing, public services, building permits and inspections, development services, special projects, economic development, purchasing and contracts administration, city clerk, the museum, the library, the cemetery, and the airport. The municipal center is located at 201 W. Central Avenue and staff can be reached at 863-678-4182.
A city manager is responsible for the operation of the city and works closely with the five-member city commission. The mayor is elected annually from among the commission members.
There is ample opportunity for citizens to be involved in the city’s boards, commissions and committees, ranging from planning and zoning to community redevelopment. Call the city clerk’s office at 863-678-4191 or visit the city website at www.cityoflakewales.com to obtain a list of requirements and a meeting schedule.