Sign-up open for Alachua County Citizens Academy classes

The public is invited to sign up for Alachua County Citizens Academy classes, beginning on April 6, 2017. The Citizens Academy offers residents an opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes tours, hear presentations, and interact with elected officials and staff from the Board of County Commissioners, Constitutional Officers, the Judiciary, the Library District and the School Board. Each Citizens Academy graduating class is made up of citizens that walk away with an understanding of how these entities operate.

The free program takes place on Thursday mornings and runs for eight sessions. The registration deadline is March 10, and space is limited.

County Manager Dr. Lee A. Niblock said, “I invite you to meet the men and women who serve the County and learn about the vast variety of services provided by local government. Civic education is so important. The Citizens Academy gives citizens the tools to be more effective and knowledgeable when participating in local government.”

For more information, call Alachua County Strategic Performance Manager Donna Bradbrook at 352-374-5262.

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