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Citizens Academy

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The next Citizens Academy program will take place in April-June 2020. Registration for the next program will be announced in early 2020. Check back soon for more information! 

Citizens Academy is a free, exciting, 10-week program that touches upon virtually every facet of city government.

Participants will have the chance to visit and interact with nearly every City department including the Ocala International Airport, Ocala Fire Rescue, Ocala Police Department, Public Works Department, Ocala Electric Utility and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from elected officials and top City administrators including City Manager, John Zobler. Each session will include live demonstrations, a question and answer portion, and educational discussions to give participants a better understanding of current City projects and economic development opportunities. 

All participants must be at least 18 years of age and currently be a resident or business owner in Ocala/Marion County. Participants must also be able to attend a minimum of eight sessions in order to successfully complete this program. Space is limited and is reserved on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, please contact the City Manager's Office at 352-401-3977.