If you take a look over at the list of contributors, you’ll find another new name. Cat Carter has joined Lakeland Local as a contributing writer. Carter’s Lakeland Local articles will debut September 20th; just after completing her tenure with the Lakeland Economic Development Council.
Carter had a very busy time with the LEDC. A recent letter explaining her resignation from the Lakeland organization commended Carter for her many successful programs and projects. It was her work creating, promoting and writing YLakeland that first brought her to our attention. The website for Lakeland’s post-graduates quickly became a must read. We look forward to her unique insight into the Lakeland business and 20something communities.
Proving that she isn’t always serious, Carter is pictured above, and below is a more straightforward short biography for Lakeland Local:
Cat Carter first moved to Lakeland in 2001 to attend Florida Southern College. After graduation, she taught Computer Science and Math in a small Virginia town. In 2006, she returned to Lakeland for a two-year stint at the Lakeland Economic Development Council.
A strong supporter of downtown Lakeland, Carter loves the Parker Street Neighborhood where she and her husband work together in the neighborhood revitalization team.
In addition to other duties for the LEDC, Carter spearheaded Y Lakeland, a program aimed at retaining Lakeland’s college graduates. The YLakeland blog quickly grew as one of Lakeland’s most respected Web sites. The experience propelled her into the world of hyperlocal blogging where she will continue to write as one of the contributors to Lakeland Local.