Citizens Academy

2017 Class Agenda

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Date Topics Location
1/20 Human Resources – Jerry Visco, Director; Leslie Jones, Human Resources
Central Services – Teresa Camarata, Director; Rob Biller, Fleet; Merrill Vincent, Asset Management; Jon McLester, Purchasing
Space Coast Government TV – Don Walker, Director
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
1/27 Budget – Jill Hayes, Director
Economic Development – Greg Weiner, Senior Director of Business Development
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County - Linda Seals, Director
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
2/3 Animal Services - Virginia Rymer, Brevard County Sheriff's Office Lead Customer Support Specialist
Fire Rescue – Chief Mark Schollmeyer
Emergency Operations Management – Kimberly Prosser, Director
Brevard County Fire Rescue, Florida Ave, Rockledge, FL 32955

Emergency Operations Management, 1746 Cedar St, Rockledge, FL 32955
2/10 Parks & Recreation – Hector Lopez, Assistant Director
Environmentally Endangered Lands – Mike Knight, Program Manager
Natural Resources Management – Virginia Barker, Director
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
2/17 Space Coast Area Transit- Scott Nelson Space Coast Area Transit, 401 S Varr Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922
2/24 Libraries - Jeff Thompson, Director
County Attorney -- Scott Knox
Viera Regional Park 2174 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Melbourne, FL 32940
3/3 Public Works – John Denninghoff, Director
Planning & Development - Tad Calkins, Director; Cindy Fox, Manager, Zoning; Denise Campagna, Manager, Licensing Regulation; Planning & Dev.; Mike McCaughin, Bldg. Official
Brevard County Fire Rescue, Florida Ave, Rockledge, FL 32955
3/10 Tour the Jail Brevard County Jail
3/17 Housing and Human Development – Ian Golden, Director
Tourism Development Council - Bonnie King
Brevard Volunteer and Intern Program – Allison Matteson
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926

 

The coolest civics class you will ever take!

The Brevard County Citizens Academy is a 12-week look behind the scenes of county government. You get to meet your county department directors while learning about a variety of topics. Here are just a few of the topics you will learn:

  • Learn how the county budget is developed; 
  • find out how traffic signals are synchronized; 
  • learn how the landfill works; 
  • discover how the county prepares for disasters
  • find out how the library selects books;
  • learn who to call if you have code enforcement or zoning questions;
  • find out how you can make a difference in your community; and,
  • much, much more!

When and Where

Classes meet at various locations throughout the county for nine Fridays begining January 20 and ending on March 17. Class starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends no later than 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be included most class days, but some days we will ask you to bring your own.

Cost

The class is free to Brevard County residents over age 18.

More Information

For additional information, contact Linda Seals, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Director at 321.633.1702 or email lseals@ufl.edu.