The Volusia County’s Citizens Academy is a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations.
Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. There is no charge for the program, but applicants are asked to commit to attending all 12 classes. Members will meet at various county facilities including the Sheriff’s Communications and Emergency Operations Center, Tomoka Landfill, Volusia County Branch Jail, Marine Science Center, Ocean Center and Daytona Beach International Airport. They also will tour county construction projects.
Topics will include growth management, community services, public protection, property assessments and budgets.
Participants must be residents of Volusia County and at least 21 years old. Basic knowledge of computers is helpful as class materials are posted online and email is used to communicate with class members.
The 2015 class ended on Nov. 3. The next class will be in the late summer of 2016. The program is limited to 25 participants. For information, please contact program administrator Cindy Finney at 386-740-5160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.