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County needs volunteers for Sidewalk Advisory Committee

Published on Jan 27, 2021

Bartow, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2021) — Polk County commissioners are looking for volunteers who would like to serve on the county’s Sidewalk Advisory Committee.

The 12-member advisory committee assists the Board in determining the priority of locations for new sidewalks to be built throughout the county. Five members of the committee are appointed by the Board, with each board member appointing one member. Five members are county staff selected by the county manager, one member represents the Polk County School Board and the final member is a staff member of the Polk Transportation Planning Organization.

The Sidewalk Advisory Committee generally meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the County Administration Building in Bartow.

Terms for members of the Sidewalk Advisory Committee are for three years, with members eligible to be re-appointed for one additional term. Members appointed by a commissioner must be approved by the board prior to serving.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Polk County Sidewalk Advisory Committee, please go online to the county’s website at and click on the application link, or submit your resume and cover letter to by Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.