LAKELAND, FL (January 7, 2020) | Registration is now open for the 23rd Lakeland Citizens Academy. This free program allows citizens to gain insight into City services and the functions of local government through interactive, hands on activities. The 2020 Citizens Academy will start Thursday, February 27th. All sessions are from 6-8 p.m. and at least four sessions will meet away from City Hall. A light dinner is served at all sessions starting at 5:45 p.m. with the class beginning promptly at 6 p.m.