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Citizens Academy 2018

Post Date:11/28/2017 2:57 PM

The City of Punta Gorda is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for its 2018 Citizens’ Academy, Winter session. The Citizens’ Academy is a free, eight session course of interactive classes designed to provide insight into City government and to develop future leaders through well informed and civically engaged residents.  The Academy is designed to give citizens an up-close and personal look at how City government functions and helps shape our community.During the eight sessions, participants will become informed about the role and responsibility of the various City departments and services they provide to the community.  Through presentations and facility tours, participants will also gain a better understanding of the part Punta Gorda City government plays in the quality of life that residents enjoy.Academy sessions will take place the second and fourth Tuesday of the month; sessions are subject to rescheduling as per departments’ request with advanced notice to all applicants.   The Winter Session will begin January 9 to April 16. Sessions will be held at various municipal facilities and times depending on the topic.  The Citizens Academy is limited to 30 participants who reside or own a business within the City of Punta Gorda.

 To download an application, please visit the city website at and go to “I Want to… Register for Citizens Academy” The deadline for registration is 4:30 p.m. on December 29, 2017. For more information, please contact Public Works Administrative Specialist Hope Petkus at (941) 575-5050 or


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