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:
What topics will be offered?
- 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.
|Overview of County Government
Board of County Commissioners
Finance and Budget
Tourism and Economic Development
Parks and Recreation
|Fire Services/Emergency Services
Planning and Zoning
Public Works and Engineering
Flagler County Airport
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.
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):
||Getting to Know Your County Government
||General Services, Engineering & Public Works
||Community Services, County Health Department, and Extension Service
||Innovation Technology and Communications & Growth Management
||Public Safety, Emergency Mgmt, Fire Rescue
||MOCK Commission Meeting & Round Table discussion with Commissioners
||Tourist Development, Financial Services
|Board of County Commissioners Meeting.
Summer 2014 Citizens Academy Graduates:
Photos from Prior Citizens Academy Classes: