Alachua County Citizens Academy Animal Services
Tommy Crosby teaches about county budget process
Tour of Waste Management Facilities
Fire Rescue Demo
Michelle Lieberman, County Attorney
Dr. Niblock, County Manager
Sheriff Darnell at the Emergency Operation Center
Alachua County Citizens Academy Graduation Picture
County Manager's Message
Dear Alachua County Citizens:
Whether you are new to our community, or are a life-long resident, I would strongly encourage you, your colleagues and neighbors to participate in the Alachua County Citizens Academy.
Our Citizens Academy offers you an opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes tours, hear lectures and interact with your elected and public Alachua County officials from the Board of County Commissioners, Constitutional Officers, Judiciary, Library District and School Board.
Throughout the eight-week program, you will better understand the vast variety of discretionary and mandated services provided to you through your local government and appreciate how those services impact your quality of life. In order to graduate, participants are expected to attend at least six of the eight sessions.
Alachua County also offers an advanced Citizens Academy program which provides ride-a-longs and other hands on, individualized experiences for those graduates looking to further participate in their local County government.
Thank you for your interest in the Alachua County Citizens Academy and I look forward to meeting you at our first session!
Dr. Lee A. Niblock, CM
Below is a sample schedule of the sessions and presenters typically scheduled during the Alachua County Citizens Academy program.
April 06, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Library Headquarters Building – Downtown Gainesville
Management and Budget
April 13, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Emergency Operations Center
April 20, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Criminal Courthouse - Jury Room
April 27, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Work Release Facility
May 04, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Josiah T. Walls Building
May 11, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Alachua County Health Department
May 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
Veteran's Memorial Park - Freedom Center
May 25, 2017 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Public Works Compound - Hague - Start of Chartered Bus Tour
- You must be 18 or older to participate.
- You are responsible for transportation to/from each meeting site.
- Alachua County Citizens Academy program seating is limited to 45. If registration capacity is reached, a wait list will be generated.
This field is required
If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a
County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal
Opportunity Office at (352)374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event.
TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).