Apply now for 11th Annual Citizen's Academy | Community Spirit
Clearwater, Florida -- Applications are being accepted for the 11th Annual Citizen's Academy, Clearwater 101.
The academy is a 10-week program that provides citizens with a hands-on learning experience about the people, equipment and infrastructure it takes to run Pinellas County's second-largest city.
The program will begin with orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The nine classes that follow will be on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 8:30 p.m., from Sept. 11 through Nov. 6.
This interactive program is a unique, educational experience for Clearwater residents interested in city affairs. Sessions are led by elected officials, department directors and city staff who share information about the city's operations and key issues facing the city today. Participants must attend at least 8 of the 10 sessions in order to graduate at a November City Council meeting.
A selection committee will choose 20 participants from the applications received. The committee will judge applications based on responses to questions while ensuring that the class reflects the diversity of our community, with representatives from different neighborhoods and sections of the city.
Applications are available online at www.myclearwater.com or by calling (727) 562-4681. Applications must be received no later than Aug. 3, 2012.