The Citizens Academy is a fun, hands-on awareness program held once a year. It is designed to educate and inform citizens about how Volusia County Government functions.
The Citizens Academy curriculum offers a wide range of seminars and workshops featuring the inner working" of Volusia County Government. Topics include elections, growth management, community services, public protection, property assessments, budgets and more. Citizens will view county construction projects, visit the Marine Science Center and county parks, and shadow a county administrator for a closer look at our organization.
The class meets on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various county facilities. There is no charge for the program. The program is limited to 25 participants. Applicants are asked to commit to the entire, 12-week program.
Some basic knowledge and familiarity with computers is helpful, as class materials are posted online and email is used to communicate with class members.
To see the schedule and activities from recent classes, click on the links in the left column.
For more information, please contact Cindy Finney, program administrator, in the Volusia County Manager’s office at 386-740-5160.