By Jon Schaefer
Coconut Creek residents can learn about the inner workings of their city government through the Citizen’s Academy, a ten-week interactive program that takes place every Tuesday from February 21 to April 25.
Held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the classes cover various topics, including city finances, code compliance, community relations, fire rescue, city maintenance, community services, infrastructure, and parks and recreation.
Taught by city staff, the program culminates in a mock commission meeting where attendees can role-play as city officials and make decisions about important issues facing the city.
The Citizen’s Academy is open to all residents at no charge and aims to create a diverse group of civic leaders who will increase participation in local affairs. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion at the City Commission meeting on Thursday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m.
To register for the Citizen’s Academy, visit coconutcreek.net.
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