21 Residents Graduate From 39th Palm Coast Citizens Academy

By on March 22, 2017 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – 21 Palm Coast residents graduated this month from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a program designed to educate residents about the operation and workings of their City government.

This class was the 39th in the program’s history. Over a period of 5 weeks, participants learned about City departments by visiting City Hall, main Fire Station 25, Water Treatment plant No. 3 and attending a County Council meeting.

Mayor Milissa Holland opened the event with a presentation titled, “Governing the City,” which provided background on Palm Coast’s incorporation, City Charter, the Council-Manager form of government and overall information about the City.

Citizens Academy participants were given an overview of every City department and met City Council members, department directors and other City employees. City Manager Jim Landon presented at 2 sessions.

Graduates of this spring’s Citizens Academy include: Carmen Algarin, Joan Bartz, Edward Beier, Rita Bielka, John Check, Margie Check, Lucy Davis, Carol Gossard, Ronald Gossard, Carrie Manderfield, Gary Nickerson, Kathy Nickerson, Edward O’Brien, Cameron Orr, Jill Orr, Dymple Smith, Carol Stone, Anthony Trocchia, Patricia Webster, Carl Wolf and Rebecca Wolf.

For those interested in the Citizens Academy, it meets once a week, usually on Monday evenings, for 5 weeks. The course is free and registration is limited to about 30 Palm Coast citizens per session. The academy is held 3 times a year – fall, winter and spring.

Remaining sessions for 2017 start in May and September. Spots are still available for the next class, which begins May 8. To register, go to PalmCoastGov.com and search for Citizens Academy.

For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Palm Coast Communications & Marketing Manager, (386) 986- 3708 or clane@palmcoastgov.com.

Photo courtesy of the City of Palm Coast.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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