Lakeland Native Shawn Sherrouse Named City Manager

Barry Friedman

LkldNow

 

October 20, 2020  -  Shawn Sherrouse is going from a behind-the-scenes role as deputy city manager to the in-the-spotlight job as city manager — the city of Lakeland’s chief administrator. City commissioners promoted him in a 6-1 vote this afternoon, with Commissioner Sara Roberts McCarley dissenting.

 

Sherrouse, 49, is the first Lakeland-born city manager since David Payne served for several years in the late 1950s.

 

McCarley and Commissioner Stephanie Madden had lobbied to extend the search in hopes of finding a game-changing candidate who can bring an outside perspective. 

 

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The City

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MAYOR

Bill

Mutz

NORTHEAST

Bill

Read

NORTHWEST

Phillip

Walker

SOUTHEAST

Scott

Franklin

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SOUTHWEST

AT LARGE

Stephanie

Madden

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AT LARGE

Chad

McLeod

The City

Management

MANAGER

Shawn

Sherrouse

ASSISTANT

Emily

Colon

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For the most part, when recipients open an email that includes others they are less inclined to take it personally. Make sure your message resonates by sending it to each commissioner separately.

Scott Franklin - Stephanie Madden -  Sara McCarley - Chad Mcleod

Bill Mutz - Bill Read - Phillip Walker

Each of these noble citizens represents all the rest of us. The four geographic designations - Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast, etc. - apply only to the residency requirements for commissioners, not to their constituents. Bill Read, for instance, lives in the city's northeast quadrant and is likely to be more in tune with the businesses and neighborhoods in that area, but serves us all as our representative to the city management and staff.

It will always help to send your message to City Manager Shawn Sherouse  because it's his job to implement whatever projects, resolutions, and ordinances the Commission proposes in response to our communication.

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State legislators representing Lakeland

Representative Colleen Burton

Senator Kelli Stargell