The 53rd session of the Palm Coast Citizens Academy began on March 20th of 2023, and ended on May 1st 2023. Thirty Three citizens graduated the program at the Tuesday evening Palm Coast City Council Business Meeting.
The Citizen Academy participants spent time being introduced to all of the City departments over their 7 weeks of sessions. The graduates included:
Nabeel Ahmed Ansari, Bushra Liaquat, Jeanette Espinal, Daniel Christopher, Jeffrey Lobo, Jeanne Spurr, John Spurr, Wilda Evans, John Evans, Monika Karlik, Sallie (Sara) Mac Issac, Cliff Selke, Bill Romano, Charles Ehrnfelt, Rusty Rollings, Mary Mollico, David Mollico, Patti Howard, Tony Howard, Joni Murray, Stephanie Schaner, Logan Schaner, Deborah McGiff, Vassil Nikolov, Patricia Thomasey, Tom Semon, Brenda Bogart, John Krampien, Doris McMahon, Donna McGevna, Robert Thomasey, Dalva Smith, and Pamela Hoeland. All participants received a certificate, a t-shirt and a variety of other Palm Coast novelty items.
This program is a comprehensive program that is designed to educate the residents on how the City government works. The course is free but limited to 30 participants per session. This is an in-person academy, offered twice per year and lasts six weeks. There is an evening option in the Spring and an afternoon option in the Fall.
The City’s Communications and Marketing Department is the organizer and facilitator of theis academy. Each session takes participants through a look through all of the city departments including: Utilities, Stormwater and Engineering, Financial Services, Parks and Recreation, Community Development, Public Works, the Fire Department, and many more. The participants also get to interact with members of the City Council, the City Manager, City Directors and the City Staff.
“I encourage every citizen of Palm Coast to join the Citizens Academy. I can guarantee that it is one of the best ways to learn about your community,” Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin said. “We now have 33 more ambassadors of our City who are more informed than ever before.”
If this sounds like something you would like to consider, you can find more information on that here: https://www.palmcoastgov.com/palm-coasters/citizens-academy/register
or you can can contact the Communications and Marketing Department by emailing: Communications@palmcoastgov.com