The Citizen's Academy is an nine 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.
- 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.
Class XI - Tuesdays, February 24th - April 21st (class is full)
Session I: INTRODUCTION/ WELCOME/ CITY FINANCES
Tuesday, February 24, 2015,6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Session II: PLANNING, PERMITTING & CODE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Session lll: POLICE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Police Department Training Room
Session IV: COMMUNICATIONS
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
~City Clerk/Public Records
~ Human Resources
~ City Attorney’s Office
~ Information Technology
~ Community Relations
Session V: UTILITIES & ENGINEERING
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Session VI: PUBLIC WORKS
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Session VII: PARKS & RECREATION
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Session VIII: FIRE/RESCUE SERVICES
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Session IX: MOCK COMMISSION MEETING
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Graduates receive Certificates of Completion on Thursday, April 23, 2015 7:00 p.m.
during the City Commission meeting.
To join the class or for more information, contact the Community Relations Division: 954-973-6722 or email.
Photos from Class X: View here.