Lakes Access Advisory Committee
The Lakes Access Advisory Committee studies how to increase public access to Polk County's lakes, and reports findings and recommendations back to the County Commission.
Meetings for the Lakes Access Advisory Committee are determined by the committee and are open to the public.
- Rachelle Coleman Selser, Chair
- Tom Palmer
- Roger Goeckel
- Mark Osborne
- George Passwater
- Paul Thomas, Vice Chair
- David Anderson
- Arlen Ledbetter
- Larry Johnson
- Ronald Schelfo
Qualifications for Board Members / How to Apply
The Lakes Access Advisory Committee includes 10 members appointed by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. Each Commissioner appoints two members to the Committee, with staggered member terms. Current member terms are as follows:
November 2016 - November 2019
November 2017 - November 2020
The Committee elects a chair and vice-chair from its membership annually, and the chair and vice-chair may serve successive terms. Members appointed to the Committee shall serve a term of three years. Reappointments for one (1) additional three (3) year term is permitted. In the event of a vacancy of any member during a term of office, the commissioner for the district assigned to make the appointment for that member position shall appoint a successor member, subject to approval of the Board, to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Board and may be removed without cause at any time.
For more information, call Brandy Gray at (863) 534-4340, or by email at