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.

Goals:

  • 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 ylopez@coconutcreek.net

Citizen's Academy Class XVII Schedule

Session I:  INTRODUCTION/ WELCOME/ CITY FINANCES
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session II:  POLICE 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Police Department Training Room

Session lll: HUMAN RESOURCES/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session IV: UTILITIES & ENGINEERING
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Commission Chambers

Session V:  UNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session VI:  FIRE/RESCUE SERVICES
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers/Station Tour

Session VII:  PUBLIC WORKS
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session VIII: PLANNING, PERMITING, & CODE
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

Session IX:  PARKS & REC
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers/Bus Tour

Session X:  CITY CLERK/CITY ATTORNEY/MOCK COMMISSION MEETING
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Commission Chambers

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


Register Now for Citizen's Academy Class XVII

Due to Covid compliance, the in-person classes can only accommodate 25 participants. 
Review the schedule thoroughly for dates and time before registering. 

Citizen's Academy Registration