The Board of County Commissioners goal is to share information and knowledge about County departments, programs and personnel with the community. It is important that Lake County citizens know and understand County operations, how to do business with the County and be aware of various County programs so they can take advantage of them if needed. It is the desire of Lake County leaders to establish relationships in the community so citizens can put a name and face together and feel free to contact County government.
Any resident may apply for the Citizens’ Academy. Class size is limited to 24 individuals with sessions lasting eight weeks. Classes last about three hours and include visits to various County facilities.
Spring Class of 2008 - Photo by Steve Floethe
Participation in the Academy:
Introduces County government leaders.
Offers everything a resident would ever want to know about County government.
- Unravels the "red tape" syndrome and clears the path for easier ways to conduct business.
Establishes relationships with department directors and staff.
Explains interactions between County departments.
Provides a look at County facilities, such as the animal shelter.
It is free.
The Spring 2009 Citizens' Academy has been cancelled. The next Citizens' Academy is scheduled for Fall 2009.
Download the Registration Form and mail or fax it to the Board of County Commissioners address below, or for more information and a registration form call:
Lake County Board of County Commissioners
Human Reources Department
315 W. Main Street, Room 430
Tavares, FL 32778-7800
Phone: (352) 343-9769
Fax: (352) 343-9883