City of Gulf Breeze Citizens Academy
The City of Gulf Breeze Citizens Academy is a free, 8-week, two-hour course that provides an opportunity for its residents to learn about City government through interactive classes designed to provide insight and an up-close and personal look at how City government functions and helps shape our community.
Join retired Gulf Breeze City Manager Buz Eddy and City Manager, Samantha Abell, as they facilitate talks with City Officials and challenge Academy members to a “think tank” for ways to improve Gulf Breeze. Through presentations, participants will also gain a better understanding of the part Gulf Breeze City government plays in the quality of life that residents enjoy.
The 2023 Citizens Academy will be held from March through May and will kick off on Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 pm in the Chambers Council at City Hall. Classes are held twice a month at 5:30 p.m. and participants are expected to attend all classes to receive a Certificate of Completion at a graduation ceremony to take place during a future City Council meeting.
Dates for Citizen Academy 2023 are as follows:
- March 9 & 23
- April 13 & 27
- May 11 & 25
If you would like to be considered for the Gulf Breeze Citizen Academy 2023, please submit the online application by Friday, February 3, 2023. The application can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
Objective – To inform citizens and stakeholders of the operations of city government and what is involved in delivering and maintaining services to the citizens of Gulf Breeze.
Benefits – A behind-the-scenes look at Gulf Breeze’s city government and to create an environment of informed citizens who can become volunteers for appointed boards, task forces, and commissions.
Class Size – The class is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate and a current resident of Gulf Breeze.
Curriculum – (To be announced)
For more information, contact Stephanie Lucas, Administrative Services Director, at 850.934.5115 or by email at email@example.com.