TAVARES — Lake County citizens are invited to sign up for the spring edition of the Lake County Citizens’ Academy.
The spring program of the academy is scheduled for March 5 to April 23 and is offered at no cost to residents. Classes are held each Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at various County 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 third 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:
• March 5 — Lake County Government Overview
• March 12 — Internal offices of Lake County Government
• March 19 — Department of Public Safety
• March 26 — Department of Community Services
• April 2 — Departments of Growth Management and Conservation & Compliance
• April 9 — Department of Public Works
• April 16 — Department of Environmental Utilities
• April 23 — 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, Employee Services Specialist, at (352) 343-9769.