Winter Haven’s Deena Ware wants to make sure others feel they belong – The Ledger | Hot Mobile Press

We have all questioned the impact of the past 20 months on our team members’ sense of belonging.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a leader who cares about building meaningful connections with those she serves in her organization and in her community. Deena Ware has worked as an officer for several communities throughout Polk County. For the past two years, she has served as the CRA and neighborhood program manager for Winter Haven.

Prior to this, Ware was City Manager of Dundee, the first minority woman to serve as City Manager in Polk County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in urban affairs and a master’s degree in public administration from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she graduated magna cum laude.

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