FL: Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Citizens
Academy. The Academy will be held on Thursday evenings during
February and March, 2012. City of Sarasota residents and business
owners interested in learning about the inner workings of
their municipal government are encouraged to submit an application
to Neighborhood & Development Services by Friday, January
The Citizens’ Academy is an interactive eight week course
designed to educate residents about the functions of City
Hall. The sessions are engaging and informative, including
numerous behind the scenes tours of various City departments.
City operations scheduled to be highlighted include: Public
Works; Police Department; Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall;
Neighborhood & Development Services; Human Resources;
Bobby Jones Golf Complex; Office of Housing & Community
Development; Financial Administration; Office of the City
Manager; Office of the City Auditor and Clerk; and the City
Attorney. An informal discussion with City Commissioners will
also be part of the Academy. To see a tentative course schedule
and application, visit www.sarasotagov.com/npo.
There is no charge for the course; however, participants are
asked to commit to attend all eight evening sessions. The
Citizens’ Academy is scheduled to begin Thursday February
9, 2012 and concludes Thursday, March 29, 2012. The Academy
will culminate with a graduation ceremony during the City
Commission meeting on Monday, April 2, 2012.
For more information visit www.sarasotagov.com/npo
or contact Nancy
Kelly with Neighborhood and Development Services: 941-954-2612.