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Flagler County Citizens' Academy
Would you like to know more about how the County’s budget is developed, how the County is structured, or the
basic functions of Flagler County’s Constitutional Officers and administrative departments? Flagler County offers a Citizens Academy, providing citizens the opportunity to learn more about their county government.

What is the Citizens Academy?

The Citizens’ Academy is a series of professionally-led workshop sessions designed to familiarize citizens with Flagler County government and the services it provides. It is an educational experience that will give participants insight into the county’s governmental process through a three-step process aimed at: 

  • Improving citizens’ understanding of local government;
  • Developing citizens’ understanding of their role in government; and
  • Developing a pool of knowledgeable individuals to serve on advisory boards and commissions.

What topics will be offered?
Overview of County Government
Board of County Commissioners
County Administration
Constitutional Officers
Finance and Budget
Tourism and Economic Development
Parks and Recreation
Fire Services/Emergency Services
Growth Management
Planning and Zoning
Public Works and Engineering
Flagler County Airport
Community Services
...and more!

When and where are the classes offered?
The Summer 2014 Citizens Academy classes will begin on Thursday, July 10. Classes will be held each Thursday evening from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at several locations throughout Flagler County, including the Government Services Building, the Kim Hammond Justice Center, the Flagler County Airport, the Emergency Operations Center, Princess Place Preserve, and other facilities.

How to apply?
The application window for the Summer 2014 Citizens Academy is now closed. However, we will begin accepting applications for the Spring 2015 session in November.

Is there a charge for the program?
The class is free to all County residents. Upon completion of course, you will receive a certificate of completion and be recognized at a County Commission meeting.

Additional Information
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Andy Johnson at (386)313-4040 or by email.

Summer 2014 Citizen Academy Schedule (subject to revision)




1 July 10 Introduction and Overview
2 July 17 Constitutional Officers
3 July 24 Finance, Tourism, and Communications
4 July 31 General Services and Land Management
5 August 7 Community Services, County Health Department and Extension Services
6 August 14 Engineering, Public Works, and Community Development
7 August 21 Public Safety
8 August 28 Airport and Economic Development
9 September 4 Mock County Commission Meeting
Graduation September 15 Board of County Commissioners Meeting.

Spring 2014 Citizens Academy Graduates:

Spring 2014 Graduation

Photos from Prior Citizens Academy Classes:

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