2018 - 2019 Polk Vision Annual Report PV Annual Report 2018_WEB - Page 3

Elaine Thompson, Ph.D. Alex Nikdel Chair President & CEO, Lakeland Regional Health Chair Elect President, CNP It has been my honor to serve as this year’s Chair for Polk Vision. I am grateful for the enthusiasm and support of the hardworking Polk Vision staff members and volunteers. It is inspiring to work with such a dedicated team of selfless individuals, organizations and industry leaders for the good of our community. Polk Vision’s gifts to those it serves are many: collaboration, passion, accountability, creativity, and diversity. Together, I have no doubt this organization will continue to use those gifts in the future to take on issues important to all of us. Thank you for making this an outstanding year. Polk Vision is the only organization in the county charged with aligning the efforts of the many hard working public, private and civic organizations to ensure everyone is collaborating, sharing resources and working toward the same end goal of improving the quality of life for all Polk County citizens. Together, we have made some informed decisions about where we want to go as a community, and the LEAD teams have made impressive progress in carrying out their plans. We are moving our community in a positive direction that will no doubt benefit Polk County for generations to come. I am proud to have been involved in Polk Vision for the past several years and am excited about the impact we can make on our community in the years ahead. Greg Littleton Immediate Past Chair CEO & President, Citizens Bank & Trust Jerry Miller Treasurer Government & Community Relations Manager, Duke Energy Kim Long Secretary Executive Director, Polk Vision, Inc. Colleen Mangan Operating Board Chair Public Health Services Manager, Florida Department of Health in Polk County Melony Bell Director Commissioner, Polk County BoCC Stacy Butterfield Director Clerk of Courts & Comptroller, Polk County Jackie Byrd Director Superintendant, Polk County Public Schools Tony Delgado Director City Manager, City of Lakeland Angela Falconetti, Ph.D. Director President, Polk State College Kay Fields Director Member, Polk County School Board Jim Freeman Director County Manager, Polk County BoCC Doug Lockwood Director Attorney, Straughn & Turner, P.A. Sean Malott Director CEO, Central Florida Development Council Pat Steed Director Executive Director, Central Florida Regional Planning Council Roy Tyler Director Mayor, City of Haines City 02