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The Citizen's Academy is a 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. 

Goals:

  • 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.

To join the class or for more information, contact the Community Relations Division: 954-956-1406 or email here.

Photos from Class XI: view here.

Join Citizen's Academy Class XII

Session I:  INTRODUCTION/ WELCOME/ CITY FINANCES
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers

Session II:  PARKS & RECREATION
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
City Hall Bus Tour

Session lll: POLICE
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Police Department Training Room

Session IV: COMMUNICATIONS
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers
~ Human Resources
~ Information Technology
~ Community Relations

Session V:  UTILITIES & ENGINEERING
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers

Session VI:  PUBLIC WORKS
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers

Session VII:  PLANNING, PERMITING, & CODE
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers

Session VIII: FIRE/RESCUE SERVICES 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers

Session IX:  MOCK COMMISSION MEETING
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers
~City Attorney
~City Clerk

Graduates receive Certificates of Completion on Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:00 PM
during the City Commission meeting.
Contact:  Kathy Ecklond  954.956.1406 or kecklond@coconutcreek.net

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