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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 Spring 2015 Citizens Academy classes will begin on Friday, January 30, 2015. Classes will be held each Friday morning from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 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, and other facilities.

How to apply?
The spring session of the Flagler County Citizen's Academy is currently full
. However Flagler County is scheduling another Citizens Academy later this year. Please watch this website for an announcement and apply at that time. Flagler County’s popular Citizens Academy program is a free nine week course designed to introduce participants to the day-to-day operations of  Flagler County government.  To facilitate learning and to promote interaction between participants and presenters, enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 Joe Mayer at (386) 313-4007 or by email.

Spring 2015 Citizen Academy Schedule (subject to revision):

Session

Date

Presentation

1 January 30 Getting to Know Your County Government 
2 February 6 Constitutional Officers
3 February 13 General Services, Engineering & Public Works
4 February 20 Community Services, County Health Department, and Extension Service
5 February 27 Innovation Technology and Communications & Growth Management
6 March 6 Public Safety, Emergency Mgmt, Fire Rescue
7 March 13 Airport
8 March 20 MOCK Commission Meeting & Round Table discussion with Commissioners
9 March 27 Tourist Development, Financial Services
     
Graduation Monday,
April 6
Board of County Commissioners Meeting.


Summer 2014 Citizens Academy Graduates:

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Photos from Prior Citizens Academy Classes:

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