Lufkin City Council Monthly Meetings
Lufkin City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Check the city's calendar for exact dates
On Friday, September 28th, the City will bid farewell to longtime employee Mike Akridge.
Mike graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Industrial Technology and began his career with the City of Lufkin in 1976, first working as summer help for the Parks and Recreation Department. After five years in the City of Lufkin Engineering Department, Mike returned to the Parks Department as the Athletic Coordinator and assumed the position of Director in 2011.
Over the years Mike has witnessed numerous changes in the City of Lufkin, and states that the continual increase of support of Parks and Recreation activities by Administration and residents has been one of the best things in his career. Mayor Bob Brown says “Mike is a Lufkin native who spent many years making our City a better place to play and was dedicated to make each and every resident feel welcomed and cared for.” City Manager Wright echoed the Mayor’s sentiment… “Stating it has been a pleasure to work with Mike and we wish him the best as he moves onto the next stage in his life.”
When asked about his favorite memories and what he will miss, Akridge states “the camaraderie of the City of Lufkin Staff and the interaction with residents on a day to day basis…. Seeing the smiles of those people enjoying the activities and services we provide.” Looking to the future, Mike says he is excited about the upcoming softball season and watching his daughter Leah play her final year at Lufkin and the start of her college softball career as well. Oldest daughter Lindsey will graduate from Sam Houston soon and he hopes to spend more time with his children and wife, Tonja. However, Mike says, “Don’t worry – I will still be around, hopefully umpiring and staying active with ASA softball...”
On Friday, September 28th, the City will honor his long tenure with the City during a reception in the Atrium of Lufkin City Hall. Well wishers will gather from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 pm to recognize Mike Akridge’s 42 years of service to the people of Lufkin.
Lufkin's 2018 Comprehensive Plan
The City of Lufkin Comprehensive Plan 2018 is set to inspire and guide growth in the City for the next 20 years. City Council will meet on June 5th at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Lufkin City Hall to hold a Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan. All members of the public are welcome to view and download the Comprehensive Plan here and attend the Public Hearing on June 5th to provide written or verbal comments to City Council regarding the same.
Click here for the Lufkin 2018 Comprehensive Plan.
City Manager Keith Wright Talks About City's Comprehensive Plan
Watch an interview from February's City Hall Update news show with City Manager Keith Wright addressing the new Comprehensive Plan.