Sharon Lauther is originally from Jamaica and has lived in Florida her entire adult life. Lauther has lived in Polk for the length of her professional career in city government. Lauther has 15 years of city government experience, 10 of those working as City Clerk. Lauther attended Ohio University. She received her City Clerk certification in 2017 and is currently working on a Master Municipal Clerk designation. She is a member of the Florida Association of City Clerks, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Association, The Florida Records Management Association. Sharon has also been a past president of the of the Polk County City Clerks Association. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.