Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2015 session of the Flagler County Citizen's Academy. Beginning on September 10, 2015 classes will be held weekly from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. This popular Citizens Academy program is a free nine week course designed to introduce participants to the day-to-day operations of Flagler County government.
Each week participants will learn about the functions and operations of different County departments. Meeting locations will be held at different County facilities. The final session – a mock County Commission meeting – will allow academy members to take part in a mock meeting of the County Commission.
Applications should be submitted to Mr. Joseph Mayer, Community Services Director.
Each Citizens Academy class is limited to 25 participants selected in order of their application.
The Fall 2015 classes will be on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The scheduled dates are:
September 10 at the Emergency Operations Center, Training Room A
Subject: "Getting to Know Your County Government" with presentations by the County Commission Chairman, County Administrator, and County Attorney.
September 17 at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center
Subject: "Constitutional Offices" with presentations by the Clerk of Court, Tax Collector, Supervisor of Elections and Property Appraiser.
September 24 with the group meeting at the Government Services Building and then to the Princess Place Lodge
Subject: "General Services, Land Management, Public Works and Engineering" with overviews of the responsibilities of those departments.
October 1 at the Emergency Operations Center, Operations Room
Subject: "Public Safety" with presentations by the Sheriff's Office, and the County Fire Rescue and Emergency Management Departments.
October 8 at the Emergency Operations Center, Training Room A
Subject: "Innovation Technology and Growth Management" with presentations by the County's Public Information Officer and Innovation Technology Director, as well as an overview of the responsibilities of the Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Departments.
October 15 at the Flagler County Public Library
Subject: "Community Services, County Health Department and Extension Service" with presentations on the Library operations, the Social Services, Extension Service and Veterans Service Departments, as well as the Flagler County Health Department.
October 22 at the Emergency Operations Center, Training Room A
Subject: "Flagler County Airport" with presentations by the Airport Director.
October 29 at the Emergency Operations Center, Training Room A
Subject: "Finance, Tourism, and Economic Development" with overviews of the responsibilities of the Budget, Purchasing, Housing, and Economic Development departments, as well as a presentation on the County's tourism promotion efforts.
November 5 at the Government Services Building, Board Chambers
Subject: This will be the Mock County Commission Meeting and Roundtable Discussion with the County Commissioners.
Finally, the class graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, November 16 as part of the Board of County Commissioners meeting at 5:00 p.m.