Meeting Agendas

NEW LOCATION! 306 W Patterson Street 6:30pm

July 13, 2021 6:30pm

  • -General Call to order
  • -LPD crime report summary
  • -Taste of Dixieland Planning Update
  • -Special Guests Gretchen Ceranic of the Citizens Police Academy
  • -Open the floor to questions, comments, and concerns

August 10, 2021

-Call to order
-LPD crime report
-Adoption of revised by-laws
-Special guest from Big Brothers Big Sisters

September 14, 2021

-Call to order
-LPD crime report
-Formation of an ad hoc nomination committee for the election of Secretary and President to be held in November. See applicable By-law text below

  1. Nomination of Officers and Board Members
    An ad hoc Nominating Committee shall be formed two months prior to elections. The ad hoc nominating committee shall include at least two members and shall not include members who currently hold office for which an election is to be held. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates for each office, in writing, to the Board of Directors and the general and business members two (2) weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. This slate shall also include a brief biographical sketch of each candidate. Written nominations, submitted by any member, for office may be accepted by the Nominating Committee until the day of the elections. A person so nominated shall formally indicate acceptance of the nomination prior to the election. A nominee need not be present on the date of election if they have provided formal acceptance of said nomination.

-Taste of Dixieland update

October 12, 2021

-Call to order
-LPD crime report
-Special guest TBD
-Taste of Dixieland Update

November 9, 2021- State of Dixieland Meeting (see applicable by-law text below)

  1. State of Dixieland Meeting
    A State of Dixieland meeting will be held in the 4th quarter eachcalendar year for election of Officer and Board Members positions scheduled for election and for a presentation by the President on the status and progress of the DNA over the prior year.
    The Annual Meeting should be held in a face to face format. The annual meeting may include virtual participation and voting at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

5. State of Dixieland Meeting Voting
At the annual State of Dixieland meeting, any current resident or property owner in the Dixieland Historic District or Dixieland Community Redevelopment Area may vote in elections of members of the Board of Directors.

Individuals are limited to one vote even if they may own more than one property. Business Members may have one individual participate in voting on behalf of their business but that individual may not also vote as a general member. Voting by proxy is not allowed. The individual receiving the most votes cast for each position shall be elected. Tabulation of ballots shall be performed by the Nominating Committee.

Election of Officers and Board Members for open positions shall be conducted by secret ballot of the general and business members present, to include a virtual election process at the discretion of the Board.

December 14, 2021 – NO MEETING HOLIDAY BREAK

January 11, 2021- Meeting Agenda TBD

Notice of Intent to Revise Constitution and By-laws
To be voted on during the general meeting on August 10, 2021
Proposed changes to Article IV- Registered Office and Agent are in bold below:

The office of record for the DNA will be located at: 

Community and Economic Development Department
228 S. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 

The Registered Agent for the DNA shall be: Lynne Simpkins, Jonathan Rodriguez Senior Planner 

The Registered Office and Registered Agent for the DNA may be changed by resolution of the Board of Directors.