Coconut Creek Citizen's Academy 2024slide-ca22-pw02slide-ca22-pw03slide-ca22-pd01slide-ca22-pd02slide-ca22-pd03slide-ca22-04

The Citizen's Academy is an immersive nine-week program that offers residents a unique opportunity to gain in-depth insights into the inner workings of the City of Coconut Creek. Each class is led by staff from all City departments, and the program culminates in a mock Commission meeting. Best of all, there is no cost to participate in this educational experience. Our goal is to empower participants to become informed, engaged citizens who can contribute to the well-being of our community.

Our Objectives:

Foster Civic Ambassadors: We aim to educate and nurture participants who can serve as trusted and reliable sources of information for their fellow residents.

Cultivate a Diverse Group of Informed Citizens: We seek to create a diverse community of informed citizens who can offer invaluable "ex-officio" advice and feedback on ongoing projects, initiatives, and events.

Build a Robust Civic Leadership Network: Our goal is to establish a robust civic leadership network that encourages greater participation in local affairs and helps shape the future of our community.

As a graduate of the Citizen's Academy, you will become an integral part of an expanding information network. Our hope is that many of our graduates will be inspired to pursue elected office or take on roles in appointed boards.

Citizen's Academy Registration

Class XX Schedule IS FULL

SessionDate / TimeLocation

Session I - Welcome, Vision 2030, and City Finances

Tuesday, February 13
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers

Session II - Sustainable Development: Planning, Permitting, and Code Compliance

Tuesday, February 20
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers

Session lll - Fire Rescue

Tuesday, February 27
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Fire Station 50 (4500 Coconut Creek Parkway)

Session IV - Human Resources, Information Technology, and Community Relations

Tuesday, March 5
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers
Session V - Public WorksTuesday, March 12
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers / Outdoors

Session VI - Police

Tuesday, March 19
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Police Training Room / Outdoors
No class on March 26th due to Spring Break.

Session VII - Utilities & Engineering

Tuesday, April 2
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers / Outdoors

Session VIII - Parks & Recreation

Tuesday, April 9
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers / Bus Tour

Session IX - City Clerk, City Attorney, and
Mock Commission Meeting

Tuesday, April 16
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers

Graduates receive Certificates of Completion on Thursday, April 25, 2024 7:00 PM during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting.

Contact: Yvonne Lopez at 954-973-6722 or

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