Annual Report 2016 - Page 19

Elected Leadership Summit, 2015 ELECTED LEADERSHIP SUMMIT In 2004, Polk Vision’s Government Team hosted an Elected Leadership Summit to bring together leaders to pledge their support for a shared vision of cooperation and efficiency among each Governmental Entity to ensure that Polk County will continue to be a premiere place to live, learn, work, and play. For the 10 year anniversary of that event, the Polk Vision Government Team once again gathered elected leaders of the county to learn how Polk Vision is using the alignment process to strategically align and leverage Polk resources to create solutions for the overall advancement of Polk County. Leaders affirmed their pledge to support a shared vision of collaboration that fortifies community support and aligns resources that benefit shared interests. 2016 CONSTITUTIONAL “THANK YOU” BREAKFAST Constitutional “Thank You” Breakfast, 2016 In March of 2016, the Government Team hosted a breakfast in honor of the constitutional officers serving Polk County. Sheriff Grady Judd, Clerk of Courts Stacy Butterfield, Property Appraiser Marsha Faux, Tax Collector Joe Tedder and Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards were all recognized for their contributions to Polk County and their service through leadership roles on state-wide boards. “Involved with Polk Vision since its inception, I am amazed when I see what it has evolved into today – an inclusive community working together to improve the quality of life in Polk County. Community improvement, I believe, begins with education. That’s why I am so passionate about the Align Polk initiative, and am pleased to be a member of the Align Polk Executive Committee.” – Melony Bell, Polk County Commissioner, District 2 “Polk Vision is an organization of which I am proud to be a part. Bringing together leaders from throughout Polk County and working collectively to advance common goals. Focusing on economic development and quality of life for our community is one of the most important initiatives we can be involved in, and Polk Vision does this very well.” – Maggie M. Mariucci, Florida Polytechnic University 19