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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.

View photos from Class XII here.

To register for the class, email:   ylopez@coconutcreek.net.

2017 CLASS XIII SCHEDULE

Session I:  INTRODUCTION/ WELCOME/ CITY FINANCES
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session II:  POLICE  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Police Department Training Room

Session lll: UTILITIES & ENGINEERING
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session IV: HR/IT/COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

~ Human Resources/Risk Management
~ Information Technology
~ Community Relations

Session V:  FIRE/RESCUE SERVICES 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session VI:  PUBLIC WORKS
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session VII:  PLANNING, PERMITING, & CODE
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session VIII: PARKS & RECREATION
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
City Hall/Bus Tour

Session IX:  MOCK COMMISSION MEETING
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

~City Attorney
~City Clerk

Graduates receive Certificates of Completion on Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 p.m.
during the City Commission meeting.
Contact:  Yvonne Lopez 954.973.6722 or ylopez@coconutcreek.net

Note:  Commission Chambers are located at the Government Complex at 4800 West Copans Road.

Highlights

Read about voting information here.

 

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