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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Commissioners Explore Big Ideas to Develop Vision for City


Last updated 7/30/2019 at 4:35pm

Chevon Baccus

Consultant Dr. Mike Lowery works with small groups at visioning workshop

When Lake Wales commissioners were asked to envision what would produce a huge city success story by the year 2040, they enthusiastically detailed a bright future.

Commissioners and senior staff came up with some big vision headlines for a "Miracle on the Ridge": "Lake Wales Annexes its Way to Prosperity and Success." "Lake Wales Restores Big Lake Wailes as Recreational Paradise." "Grand Hotel Open with Rotating Restaurant on Top." "Lake Wales Becomes Second Largest City in Polk County." One less serious headline produced some laughs: "Lake Wales County Seat of New Ridge County."


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