SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thirty-five Palm Coast residents graduated Oct. 15 from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their City government.
The graduating class – the 29th in the program’s history – spent five weeks learning about city departments and visiting city offices, the Palm Coast Community Center, Main Fire Station 25, and Water Treatment Plant No. 3.
Mayor Jon Netts kicked off the class in mid-September with a session titled “Governing the City,” providing background on Palm Coast’s incorporation, city charter, the council-manager form of government, and a general overview of the city. Those enrolled in the Citizens Academy met each of the council members and department directors and other city staff employees.
The Citizens Academy meets once a week, on Monday evenings, for five straight weeks. The course is free and registration is limited to approximately 30 Palm Coast citizens per session. The academy is held three times a year – fall, winter and spring.
The next session will be winter 2014, running from Feb. 3 to March 3, 2014, with graduation on Tuesday evening, March 4. To register, go to www.PalmCoastGov.com and search for “Citizens Academy.”
For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Palm Coast Communications & Marketing Manager, at 386-986-3708.