The Citizen's Academy is an eight week interactive program that teaches residents how city government is run. Each class is taught by staff from each of the City's departments and culminates with a mock commission meeting. There is no charge to join the Academy.
Class IX runs every Monday from April 8th through May 20th with the exception of one Saturday, which will be a bus tour on May 18th.
Session I: INTRODUCTION/CITY FINANCES
Monday, April 8, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers (4800 West Copans Road)
Session II: POLICE & SAFETY
Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Police Department Training Room
Session lll: FIRE/RESCUE SERVICES
Monday, April 22, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Session IV: COMMUNICATIONS
Monday, April 29, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
~ City Clerk/Public Records
~ City Attorney’s Office
~ Human Resources
~ Information Technology
~ Community Relations
Session V: PUBLIC WORKS/UTILITIES/ENGINEERING
Monday, May 6, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Session VI: CODE & PERMITS
Monday, May 13, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Session VII: CURRENT AND PROPOSED CITY PROJECTS & PARKS & REC
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
City Hall for Bus Tour
Session VIII: MOCK COMMISSION MEETING
Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Graduates receive Certificates of Completion on Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
during the City Commission meeting.
- Develop civic "ambassadors" within Coconut Creek neighborhoods who can become trusted and reliable sources of information for their neighbors
- Develop a diverse group of citizens, who can offer "ex-officio" advice and feedback on current projects, initiatives, or events
- Build a civic leadership network that increases participation in local affairs
Graduates will become part of an information network that will progressively grow. Ideally, some of these graduates will go on to run for elected office or sit on appointed boards.
Photos from Class VIII: View here
To join the class or for more information, contact the Community Relations Division: 954-973-6722 or email