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Volusia County Citizens Academy

About the Citizens Academy

The Volusia County’s Citizens Academy is a 12-week, hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Members meet at various county facilities including the Emergency Operations and Sheriff's Communications Center, Tomoka Landfill, Volusia County Branch Jail, Marine Science Center, Ocean Center and Daytona Beach International Airport. They also tour county construction projects. Topics include growth management, community services, public protection, property assessments and budgets.

To participate, you must be a resident of Volusia County and at least 21 years of age. Basic knowledge of computers is helpful as class materials are posted online and email is used to communicate with class members. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge for the program, but applicants are asked to commit to attending all 12 classes. 

If you would like to be notified when the next Citizens Academy class will be held, please contact Cindy Finney in the County Manage'rs Office at 386-740-5160 or email cfinney@volusia.org.

Previous classes

To see the schedule and activities from previous years, click on the links in the left column.   


Cindy Finney