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LAKELAND CITIZENS ACADEMY - HANDS ON CLASS IN GOVERNMENTOLOGY

LAKELAND CITIZENS ACADEMY
HANDS ON CLASS IN GOVERNMENTOLOGY

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LAKELAND, FL (January 20, 2012) -- The City of Lakeland is offering its 11th Annual Citizens Academy to area residents with the first session starting February 23, 2012.  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, one session per month. 

2012 Session Dates

February 23                History & Finance

March 22                     Police Department

April 26                       Fire Department

May 24                        Public Works & Planning

June 28                       Utility Services

July 26                        Parks & Recreation                

The program is limited to 25 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 the first session will meet 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.  At least three 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 kevin.cook@lakelandgov.net to secure a spot on the roster.

 

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