The Citizen's Academy is a nine week interactive program that teaches residents how city government is run. Each class is taught by staff from each of the City's departments and culminates with a mock commission meeting. There is no charge to join the Academy.


  • Develop civic "ambassadors" within Coconut Creek neighborhoods who can become trusted and reliable sources of information for their neighbors

  • Develop a diverse group of citizens, who can offer "ex-officio" advice and feedback on current projects, initiatives, or events

  • Build a civic leadership network that increases participation in local affairs

Graduates will become part of an information network that will progressively grow. Ideally, some of these graduates will go on to run for elected office or sit on appointed boards.

View photos from last class here.

Contact:  Yvonne Lopez 954.973.6722 or

Citizen's Academy Class XVIII Details will be posted in November 2021.


Introduction, Welcome, City Finances

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMCommission Chambers


 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMPolice Department Training Room

Human Resources, Information Technology, Community Relations

6:00 PM – 8:30 PMCommission Chambers

Utilities & Engineering

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMCommission Chambers

Unity In Our Community

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMCommission Chambers

Fire Rescue Services

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Commission Chambers/Station Tour

Public Works

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMCommission Chambers

Planning, Permitting, & Code Compliance

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMCommission Chambers

Parks & Recreation

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMCommission Chambers/Bus Tour

City Clerk, City Attorney, Mock Commission Meeting

 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMCommission Chambers

Graduates receive Certificates of Completion on Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:00 PM
during the City Commission meeting.