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Citizen’s Academy

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1:24 am

Haines City Commission and Administration are reinstating the Citizen’s Academy. The purpose of this 8-week program is to bring about awareness to residents and business owners in Haines City regarding municipal government processes and familiarize them with our various departments, staff functions and services provided.
Through this program, we hope to develop a community of knowledgeable individuals who will effectively lead their neighborhoods and strengthen the relationship between citizens and our City.
The Citizen Academy packets, which include program specifics, schedule, and an application, will be available in the following City facility locations: City Hall, Lake Eva Community Center, Oakland Neighborhood Center and the Public Library, as well as, the City’s website and social media pages.
Two sessions, spring and fall, will be held each year. This upcoming spring class will begin February 2019 and held on Monday evenings every week from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Participants are expected to commit to at least six of the eight sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion. Application deadline is January 25, 2019. The top 20 applicants, ranked by the Commission and City Manager, will be selected as participants.