Grant Miller – Chair

  Grant Miller 218 E Pine Street Lakeland, FL 33801 (863)577-1234 Email Grant Term Expires December 2017
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Margaret Stephens – Vice Chair

Margaret is co-owner of Brooke Pottery since February of 2009. She worked at Brooke Pottery for about 24 years, beginning as a part-time worker for the original owner, Gloria Brooke, while teaching full time at Lakeland High School.  She and her husband have lived in Lakeland 45 years, having moved here so he could attend Florida Southern College.  Two of their three children were born here, the...
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Bretta Christakos – Treasurer

Bretta has 30 years of consumer and commercial banking experience. She manages a large portfolio of clients and assists them with their lending needs as well as merchant services and a variety of treasury management services. Bretta Christakos VP/Retail Market Manager at CenterState Bank Central Florida, N.A. 500 South Florida Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801 (863)577-2975 Term Expires December 2016...
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Greg Sanoba

Greg is an attorney, a business owner and a real estate investor and his experience in these areas brings unique perspective to the LDDA Board. He is President of The Sanoba Law Firm and has lived in Lakealnd since 1973. Greg Sanoba The Sanoba Law Firm 422 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801 (863)683-5353 Term Expires December 2018 Email...
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Eric “Bro” Belvin

“Bro” is the managing partner for Linksters Paddywagon and Central Tavern in Polk County in conjunction with Bob Snow. He has been working with Linksters for 10 years. Eric has lived in Lakeland since 1978 and has one son named Conor. He is a graduate of Southeastern University. Eric “Bro” Belvin Linksters Taproom 209 E. Main Street Lakeland, FL 33801 (863)683-7195 Term...
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Thomas F. Anderson

Tom brings an extensive and diverse real estate background to the Broadway Real Estate Services and StoreRight Self Storage teams, with a strong focus on the financial aspects associated with real estate investments.  He serves as the CFO for both Broadway and StoreRight.  Tom graduated from Florida State University where he graduated Cum Laude with an Accounting Degree.  He went on to receive...
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Donald R. “Don” Selvage

Don, an Ohio native, graduated from Ohio State University in 1969. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for the next 30 years. A veteran of the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars, he held various command and staff positions overseas and in the continental United States. After leaving the Corps as a colonel in 1999, Don and his wife, Rita, relocated to the Lakeland area. Elected to the city commission...
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Julie Townsend, Executive Director

My career has been dominated by marketing, though that was not by design. I have always been driven to be helpful, trying to make things better for the little guy. I started in non-profits, using my psychology background to run a school-based mentoring program. But non-profits have their own set of issues that, for one reason or another, left me unsatisfied. My first formal taste into the world...
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