Citizen's Academy program offered by the UF/IFAS Extension office
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida’s rapid population growth over the past 20 years has created an economy based on tourism, construction, real estate development, and agriculture, leaving the world we live in increasingly complex.
Often these factors cause stress and conflict in local communities as they try to balance a strong economy, a clean environment, and a healthy population.
To assist in creating innovative solutions, citizens need to be “engaged” and have the best available science-based information to assist them in making decisions that affect themselves, their families, and their communities.
Studies show that citizens feel “engaged” when they play a meaningful role in discussing and deciding projects and programs that affect them.
In response to this information, government leaders must broaden how they engage citizens to empower and include them in various roles.
To empower Brevard County residents, we encourage interested residents to sign up for the Citizen’s Academy program offered by the UF/IFAS Extension office.
The program is a 7-week interactive learning program that promotes open lines of communication between residents and county staff and provides participants with communication and leadership tools to create stronger, more equitable, sustainable, and healthy communities.
The Citizen’s Academy is a free class that occurs every Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. starting Feb. 9 and ending March 23, 2023. Registration is required.
CLICK HERE to register and learn more. If you have any questions, please call us at 321-633-1702 or email email@example.com
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