LAKELAND, FL (January 2, 2014) — The City of Lakeland is offering its 13th Citizens Academy to area residents starting February 27, 2014. The Citizens Academy is a free, hands-on, interactive public information program that familiarizes citizens with City services and the functions of City Departments.
The Lakeland Citizens Academy allows residents to get a behind the scenes look of how City government operates and it provides an outlet for citizen input. The program consists of six (6), two (2) hour evening sessions.
2014 Session Dates
February 27 History & Finance
March 6 Police Department
March 13 Fire Department
March 20 Public Works & Planning
April 3 Utility Services
April 10 Parks & Recreation (Graduation)
The program is limited to 30 citizens aged 16 or older. Enrollment in the class is based on a first-come-first-served basis. All participants interested in the Citizens Academy are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in order to get the most from the program.
All sessions, unless otherwise noted, are from 6-8 p.m. and will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue (a light dinner is served at 5:45 p.m. during all sessions). Four sessions will meet away from City Hall and directions will be given for each City building or facility that houses a Citizen Academy session.
The class will graduate with a certificate in “Governmentology” at the end of the last session. Those interested in participating should contact Kevin Cook at 863/834-6264 or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> to secure a spot on the roster.