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Citizen's Academy

Know your government, what we do, how we do it and why we do it.

An interactive civic and public information program, the City of Cape Coral Citizens Academy is an
Capeopportunity for residents to learn more about their City government and the services delivered.  It is a 12-week program that is intended to provide participants with insight on how local governments work, promote open lines of communication and offer a clearer understanding of a municipal government.  Each class will consist of 12 sessions hosted by various City departments.  NOTE: Applicants must be citizens of Cape Coral.

What questions do you have?  Challenge yourself by committing to this 12-week class and find out what it takes to run one of the largest cities in the state of Florida.  This course is held twice a year.  Each session is one day a week and continues for 12 weeks.

Have you ever considered what it takes to balance the demand for new and better services with the desire to maintain or reduce taxes?

Gain insight on the kind of government you are getting and why.

The sessions are 4 - 6 hours long and will be held on Wednesday's at designated times throughout the year.  Enrollment to the Citizens Academy is limited.

Topics covered:

  • Session 1:
    • Orientation - City Council & City Manager's Office
  • Session 2:
    • Financial Services
  • Session 3:
    • Parks & Recreation
  • Session 4:
    • Attorney's, Auditor's & Clerk's Offices
  • Session 5:
    • Economic Development & Community Redevelopment
  • Session 6:
    • Police Department
  • Session 7:
    • Department of Community Development
  • Session 8:
    • Fire Services
  • Session 9:
    • Information Technology Services & Human Resources
  • Session 10:
    • Public Works
  • Session 11:
    • Charter Schools
  • Session 12:
    • Mock Council Meeting, Summary

Apply for the Citizen's Academy:

Applicant Liability Waiver Form

Applicant Background Check Form

Contact Information: