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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 XIII here.

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

2018 Class Schedule

Session I: INTRODUCTION/ WELCOME/ CITY FINANCES
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers (4800 West Copans Road)

Session II: POLICE
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Police Department Training Room

Session lll: UTILITIES & ENGINEERING
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session IV: HUMAN RESOURCES/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 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 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers/Station Tour

Session VI: PUBLIC WORKS
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session VII: PLANNING, PERMITTING, & CODE
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session VIII: PARKS & RECREATION
Tuesday, March 13, 20178, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
City Hall/Bus Tour

Session IX: CITY CLERK/CITY ATTORNEY/MOCK COMMISSION MEETING
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers
 
Clerk Graduates receive Certificates of Completion on Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 p.m. during the City Commission meeting. Contact: Yvonne Lopez 954.973.6722 or ylopez@coconutcreek.net

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