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 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.
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)
||Introduction and Overview
||Finance, Tourism, and Communications
||General Services and Land Management
||Community Services, County Health Department and Extension Services
||Engineering, Public Works, and Community Development
||Airport and Economic Development
||Mock County Commission Meeting
||Board of County Commissioners Meeting.
Spring 2014 Citizens Academy Graduates:
Photos from Prior Citizens Academy Classes: