The purpose of the CORAL SPRINGS GOVERNMENT ACADEMY is to provide residents with insight into the unique way in which we approach local government. The Academy is free and is available to all residents of the City of Coral Springs over the age of 16.
Participants will become familiar with local government related issues, which will help in fostering potential community leaders by equipping them with essential information to share with other residents. Participants will learn about the wide variety of services provided by the City and about key areas such as public safety, utilities, development/redevelopment and environmental concerns.
The sessions address the complex tasks of running a municipality. During the course of the academy, the participants will have the opportunity to meet City Commission members, the City Manager and staff and receive overviews of the departments and descriptions of a wide array of City programs and services. Participants will also learn ways to can get involved with the City.
The Academy consists of four concise, informative sessions from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All sessions are being held at City facilities as outlined below and dinner is provided.
Dates are set as follows:
Session 1: Thursday April 19, 2018
Your City Government at Work
Coordinated by C&M and CMO
Held at City Hall – Everglades Room/Commission Chambers (9500 W. Sample Road)
Session 2: Thursday April 26, 2018
Your Water Treatment Plant
Coordinated by Public Works Utilities
Held at the Water Plant (3800 NW 85th Avenue)
Session 3: Thursday May 3, 2018
Around Town: Development & Redevelopment
Coordinated by DS, CRA and Economic Development
Held at City Hall – Everglades Room / Commission Chambers (9500 W. Sample Road)
Session 4: Thursday May 10, 2018
Looking Out for Your Safety
Coordinated by Police and Fire
Held at the Public Safety Building / EOC (2801 Coral Springs Drive)
Additional information about the academy can be found by emailing Korey Meckes at KMeckes@coralsprings.org or calling her at 954-344-1146.