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Flagler taking applications for Citizens Academy

10:51 AM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -  Flagler County is now accepting applications from residents interested in the Summer 2013 Citizens Academy.

The free nine-week program begins on July 18, according to a news release from the county, and is designed to introduce participants to the variety of operations and services performed by Flagler County government.  

Each Citizens Academy class is limited to 25 participants, who are selected in order of their application. The weekly session features a presentation by different departments or branches of county government.

"The Citizens Academy is an extremely popular program for our residents," said County Administrator Craig Coffey. "Graduates from the program are always surprised at the scope of services offered by their county government."

Sessions include an introduction from Coffey and the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, as well as presentations by the county's "constitutional officers" and several administrative departments.

The Summer 2013 Flagler County Citizens Academy will be held Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at various county facilities. The final session, held September 12, will be a mock County Commission meeting. The graduating participants will be recognized at the following Commission meeting on September 16.

Interested residents may apply online through the county's website, www.flaglercounty.org/academy or by contacting Andy Johnson, Flagler County Special Projects Coordinator by calling (386) 313-4040 or by e-mailing ajohnson@flaglercounty.org.

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