NOTICE OF ELECTION

NOTICE OF ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the election of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for all property owners not wholly exempt from ad valorem taxation and registered electors within the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority area. The election shall be held in the office of the City Clerk...
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Bretta Christakos – Chair

Bretta Christakos joined CenterState Bank in 2013 as Vice President and Branch Manager of the Downtown Lakeland office. She was later promoted to Market Manager and currently holds the position as Senior Vice President-Retail Regional Manager for Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota/Manatee Counties. Her present role includes Retail Business and Employee Development, Sales Management with a...
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Jeff Donalson – Co-Chair

Mr. Donalson is the co-founder and Manager of Tom Wolf Company, a diversified real estate development and investment company. Since operations began in 2013, Tom Wolf has successfully acquired and developed over 300,000 square feet of commercial real estate in downtown Winter Haven, Bartow, and Lakeland. One of the largest acquisitions includes to purchase of the Ledger building in downtown...
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Grant Miller – Treasurer

With degrees in Studio Art and Communications from Furman University, Grant worked as a graphic artist for a major luxury publishing house prior to beginning his career in real estate in 2004. This publishing experience has afforded him an advertiser’s eye for establishing a polished and professional sales strategy, put to effective use for both his residential and commercial clients. Through...
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Scott Franklin – Commissioner

Scott is the President and CEO of Lanier Upshaw, Inc., a regional insurance and risk management agency based in Lakeland.  He is a retired Naval Aviator, having served on active duty for 14 years and 12 in the reserves.  A Lakeland High School alum, Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He has served...
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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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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 Lakeland since 1973. Greg Sanoba The Sanoba Law Firm 422 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801 (863)683-5353 Term Expires December 2021 (3 year term) 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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