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Academy offers an up-close view of County government

RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2008

TAVARES — Lake County citizens are invited to sign up for the fall edition of the Lake County Citizens’ Academy.

The fall program of the academy is scheduled for Sept. 25 to Nov. 13 and is offered at no cost to residents. Classes are held each Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at various County Government facilities. The classes provide citizens with information and materials explaining how the various departments within Lake County Government work to serve the community. In addition, the academy allows citizens to ask questions about specific aspects of government operations in an informal setting.

Each week, different branches of County government are featured. For example, a popular class is during the second week of the academy when the four divisions of the Department of Public Safety (Fire Rescue, Emergency Management, Animal Services and Communications Systems) explain the services they provide to the community. The entire schedule for the academy is:

  • Sept. 25 — Lake County Government Overview
  • Oct. 2 — Department of Public Safety
  • Oct. 9 — Internal offices of Lake County Government
  • Oct. 16 — Department of Environmental Services
  • Oct. 23 — Department of Community Services
  • Oct. 30 — Department of Growth Management
  • Nov. 6 — Department of Public Works
  • Nov. 13 — Department of Tourism & Business Relations

In addition to learning more about Lake County Government, other benefits of the program are a certified academy diploma and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with elected officials and the County's leadership staff.

For more information or to register, call Nadine Ohlinger, Training and Wellness Specialist for the Office of Employee Services, at 343-9769 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov, keyword: academy.


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