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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Public Notice - AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AHAC) Vacancies

The City of Winter Haven is accepting applications to fill vacancies on its Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.  The AHAC is sanctioned by F. S. 420.9076 and was re-established by Ordinance O-17-14, adopted by the City Commission at its Regula...

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City Clerk

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Mayor Dantzler and Commissioner Mercer Recognized as Home Rule Heroes

The Florida League of Cities recognizes local leaders who consistently work alongside the league to provide a local voice of advocacy to important legislative issues. This year, both Mayor Dantzler and Commissioner Mercer will receive this award this year...

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City Commission

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Local Hero: Donzell “DChief” Floyd

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Donzell Floyd was born on January 31, 1949 in Winter Haven, FL. Donzell was reared in a single parent household by his beloved mother, Beatrice. Donzell loved his Florence Villa community. It was the love and guidance that he received growing up in Floren...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Local Hero: James H. Ammons Jr. Ph.D.

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On January 8, 2021, Dr. James H. Ammons, Jr. was appointed as Chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). Dr. Ammons also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of the Southern University System. Prior to his appointmen...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2024

The City of Winter Haven Honors Local Black Heroes during Black History Month.

Black History Month began as a way of remembering important people and events in the African communities across the world. The United States observes this month during February each year, and Winter Haven is building upon an annual tradition by bringing t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Winter Haven Assures Residents of Ongoing Recycling Services

In light of recent developments regarding Polk County's decision to end recycling services in October 2024, the City of Winter Haven wishes to clarify and assure its residents that the city's recycling services will continue uninterrupte...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Reporting Local Concerns in Winter Haven Made Easy with the Access Winter Haven App

The City of Winter Haven is excited to announce the launch of the Access Winter Haven app, an app available for apple and android devices that makes reporting local problems easier than ever before.

Whether it’s a code compliance request, a damag...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Exceptionally Local – Celebrating City Government Week 2023

Celebrating the City’s Blend of Innovation and Community

ANNOUNCING AN ENGAGING LINE-UP OF CONTENT AND ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE CITY GOVERNMENT WEEK 2023.

The City of Winter Haven proudly announces an array of events and activities in celebration o...

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City Manager's Office

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

The City of Winter Haven Manages Growth through a Comprehensive, Transparent Process

The topic of growth in Winter Haven, Polk County, and Florida has been at the forefront of many discussions recently. We recognize and appreciate the deep connection many feel to Winter Haven, and watching our familiar landscapes evolve can elicit a range...

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Economic Opportunity & Community Investment
Posted on: August 20, 2023

City of Winter Haven Notice of Funds Availability

The City of Winter Haven has approximately $200,592 from Program Year 2021-22; $533,975 from Program Year 2022-23; and, additional combined prior years’ funds in the amount of $352,114 remaining from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SH...

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Economic Opportunity & Community Investment
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Floodplain Questions and Map Information Service

The City of Winter Haven can provide map information regarding properties inside the City limits and how they are impacted by flooding, and answer your questions about flood-prone areas that need special protection because of their natural functions. The ...

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Economic Opportunity & Community Investment

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Winter Haven Welcomes Dog Lovers to the Grand Opening of K9 Courtyard

A significant stride towards a more pet-friendly downtown Winter Haven was marked on June 26, 2023, with the grand opening of the city’s newest downtown park, the K9 Courtyard. The city’s leadership, alongside residents and their furry...

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Parks, Recreation, and Culture

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Constitutional (Permitless) Carry of Concealed Weapons

The Florida Sheriffs Association has posted vital information regarding the new House Bill that goes into effect on July 1, 2023 allowing a person to carry a concealed weapon or firearm without a concealed weapons license. The full details of the law are ...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 31, 2023

Public Safety Leadership Council 2024 Application Period Open

Winter Haven Public Safety Seeking Winter Haven Residents to Participate in the 2024 Winter Haven Public Safety Leadership Council

Charlie Bird, Winter Haven Assistant City Manager – Public Safety is seeking residents of Winter Haven, who are ove...

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Police Department

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Black History Month Events at the Library

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Winter Haven Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

Registration is required. Click here to register.

All events take place in the Library Multi-Purpose Room.

February 6, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

The Destruction of Rosewood

During the first week of Ja...

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Public Library
Posted on: November 28, 2023

2024 Lecture Series: Music Near & Far

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We are proud to present the 2024 Lecture Series: Music Near & Far. 

Registration is required for each event. Click here to register. 

Lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Multi-Purpose Room.

January 16, 2024

Sean Gaskell, Musician:...

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Public Library
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Library Podcast

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Join Skylyn & Tasha as they explore different numbers from our library and unravel the trends they reveal. What tales do these stats tell, and why is this data so crucial? Let's decode the mysteries together! Tune in, geek out, and discover t...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Digital Memory Lab

Digital Memory Lab

Are you overwhelmed by heaps of old photos and VHS tapes, gathering dust and hogging valuable space? Bid farewell to those outdated formats by booking a spot in our Digital Memory Lab - a D.I.Y. space that provides you with the tools to effortlessly digit...

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Book the Space Public Library
Posted on: January 1, 2024

Personal Shopper Service

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If you do not have a particular title in mind, but are looking for a book or audiobook recommendation, let us help! Complete the quick survey below and we will hand-pick some titles just for you! Once you are notified that your items are ready, stop by an...

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Complete the Survey Public Library

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

South Lake Howard Road Closure

With the growth and development continuing in Winter Haven, The Winter Haven Water Department strives to prioritize water and sewer infrastructure projects that capture multiple community benefits. The City of Winter Haven Water Department has contracted ...

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Water Department