About the Downtown Lakeland Partnership:
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Our mission is simple: to promote and advocate for Downtown Lakeland
You probably know us as “the First Friday” people and maybe the “Food Truck Rally” people. The Downtown Lakeland Partnership is a membership-based organization that draws its strength from a diverse group of businesses and individuals. The common denominator is that we all love Downtown passionately, and we want you to know why this is a great place to shop, dine, work and play.

The variety of experience and viewpoints provide the energy and excitement that keeps Downtown vital.


Downtown Update

First Wednesday of the Month (no meeting in October due to the Annual Luncheon and sometimes other months are skipped due to holidays).

The location varies so we can show off as many of the Downtown stakeholders as possible.

7:30 AM – Continental breakfast with networking
Meeting – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Location varies, so make sure we have your email address so we may keep you up to date.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
At the Downtown Update meetings you’ll learn about important news affecting Downtown Lakeland, DLP activities, and LDDA news.This meeting also provides a forum for expressing ideas and concerns, and networking opportunities with other members, as well as providing a venue for sharing information with Downtown businesses owners, community leaders and other organizations.


Marketing Meeting

Second Wednesday of the Month – 6:15 PM

Held at the Lake Mirror Tower (corner of Lemon and Massachusetts), the Marketing Committee is a defined group of members who have volunteered to chair an event or other area of need. If you have an interest in taking on a role of responsibility and joining the marketing committee, please contact Ellen Simms at Ellen@downtownlakelandfl.com.


Board of Directors Meeting

Last Wednesday of the Month
Location varies
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Board of Directors are presented with reports from the committee chairs and vote on any actionable items.


Downtown Lakeland Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors 2017-2018

Executive Committee:

President – Mark Parker, Bella Visage
Vice President –
Treasurer –
Secretary –


Mary Stephenson, Citizens Bank & Trust
Lea Williams, Got Candy