Polk County Government



Commissioner George Lindsey

Since his 2012 election to the commission, Lindsey has worked to attract new employers and remove barriers to the expansion of existing businesses in Polk County. He also is working to increase partnerships between the county and municipalities on matters such as planning, water supply and parks. He was elected chairman in 2014.

Lindsey is also president and broker of Lindsey Realty & Development Corporation. He is an Honor Flight 15 guardian, University of Florida sports fan, and a Harley Davidson enthusiast. Email George

Jim Freeman

County Manager Jim Freeman began his career with Polk County in 1989 as the director of information technology and helped usher the county into a new digital era. He served as administrative services director and deputy county manager before he was appointed county manager in 2010. Freeman executes the Board of County Commissioners policy direction. With the exception of the county attorney’s office, Freeman appoints and manages all of the county’s nearly 2,000 employees.

Freeman, an Atlanta native, graduated in 1994 from St. Leo University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Email Jim

County Website

Polk County Commission

330 W. Church St., Bartow, FL

Drawer BC01
P.O. Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005