Alachua County Citizens Academy

  • Dr. Niblock at Graduation Lunch 2016 - Chestnut Park
  • Dr. Niblock provides County Overview - 2016
  • Chair Hutchinson welcomes Alachua County Citizens Academy 2016
  • Citizens Academy Graduation 2016
  • Fire Rescue demo 2016
  • Citizens Academy Class Photo 2016
  • Dr. Lee A. Niblock, County Manager - 2016
  • Commissioner Hutchinson 2016
  • Budget Activity with Participants 2016
  • Sheriff Presentation 2016
  • Fire Rescue Demo 2016
  • Environmental Protection Surface Waters Demo 2016
  • Elections Equipment Demo 2016
  • Alachua County Citizens Academy Graduation Picture 2015
  • Parks Tour 2015
  • Michelle Lieberman, County Attorney 2015
  • Commissioner Chestnut 2015
  • Tour of Waste Management Facilities 2015
  • Tommy Crosby teaches about county budget process 2015
  • Animal Services Equipment Demo 2016
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  • 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!
     
    Sincerely,
     



    Dr. Lee A. Niblock, CM
    County Manager


  • Sample Schedule

    ​Below is a sample schedule of the sessions and presenters typically scheduled during the Alachua County Citizens Academy program.


  • Session 1:
    April 06, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Library Headquarters Building – Downtown Gainesville
    Presenters:
    • County Manager
    • County Attorney
    • Management and Budget
    • Library District

  • Session 2:
    April 13, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Emergency Operations Center
    Presenters:
    • Fire/Rescue
    • Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
    • ACSO Headquarters & Communications

  • Session 3:
    April 20, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Criminal Courthouse - Jury Room
    Presenters:
    • Eighth Judicial Circuit
    • Public Defender
    • State Attorney
    • Local Impact of State Constitutional Revision Commission
    • Clerk of the Court
    • Human Resources
    • Equal Opportunity

  • Session 4:
    April 27, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Work Release Facility
    Presenters:
    • Sheriff - Department of the Jail
      • Paws on Parole Demo
    • Court Services

  • Session 5:
    May 04, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Josiah T. Walls Building
    Presenters:
    • Property Appraiser
    • Tax Collector
    • Communications & Legislative Affairs
    • Facilities
    • Supervisor of Elections     

  • Session 6:
    May 11, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Alachua County Health Department
    Presenters:
    • Alachua County Health Department
    • Community Support Services
    • Environmental Protection

  • Session 7:
    May 18, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
    Location:
    Veteran's Memorial Park - Freedom Center
    Presenters:
    • Alachua County School Board
    • Tourist Development
    • Economic Development
    • Information & Telecommunication Services
    • Growth Management

  • Session 8:
    May 25, 2017 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
    Location:
    Public Works Compound - Hague - Start of Chartered Bus Tour
    Presenters:
    • Public Works
    • Animal Services
    • Solid Waste & Resource Recovery
    • Parks
    • Road Construction
    • Conservation Lands
    • IFAS/Ag Extension Office

  • 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.

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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).

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