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Citizens' Academy  

Dunedin Citizens’ Academy offers residents an “All Access, Back Stage, VIP Pass” to learn about their government and the services delivered. Each session uses hands-on activities and lectures to provide participants with insight on how local governments work and the functions of City departments.

Apply for Citizens' Academy below.

During this nine week course, participants will learn about the five “Epic! Goals” of the City Commission with a focus on how our employees are working daily to serve the public, improve the quality of life of our citizens and making Dunedin an even better place to call home.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Meet with Commissioners
  • Tour City facilities
  • Visit a Fire Station
  • Learn About Recycling
  • Learn About Community Development
  • Learn About the Reclaimed Water Treatment Process
  • Tour the NEW Sheriff’s Office
  • Ride the Jolly Trolley
  • Tour the Blue Jays Stadium

Class Information

  • Classes are held for nine consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings, from 6-9pm.
  • You must be 18 years old to participate
  • Dunedin Citizens’ Academy participants should be residents of the City of Dunedin or City of Dunedin employees
  • Participants will be selected via a random lottery system
  • Deadline for applications is August 1, 2018
  • Tuition is $25, which includes a class shirt, all course material, graduation ceremony, class photo and diploma
  • Each session involves considerable amounts of walking, stand and sitting. Please indicate any requested accommodations on the application form
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the various sessions located throughout Dunedin

Participating Departments, Divisions and Community Partners:

  • City Clerk
  • Community Relations
  • Dunedin Fine Arts Center
  • Dunedin Golf Course
  • Dunedin History Museum
  • Dunedin Public Library
  • Economic & Housing Development
  • Engineering
  • Fire Rescue
  • Finance/Purchasing
  • Fleet
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Planning & Development
  • Public Services
  • Solid Waste/ Recycling
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Utility Billing
  • Water/Wastewater

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon acceptance, a packet will be sent to all participants with instructions, meeting places, list of classes and other session information.

For more information on Dunedin Citizens’ Academy, call (727)298-3007


Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

Name:
Name:
Address:
Phone
Phone
Email Address:
How did you hear about Dunedin Citizens Academy?
Are you a full-time resident of the City of Dunedin?
Are you a full-time resident of the City of Dunedin?
Are you a part-time resident of the City of Dunedin?
Are you a part-time resident of the City of Dunedin?
If you are a resident, how long have your lived in the City of Dunedin?
Are you employed within the boundaries of the City of Dunedin?
Are you employed within the boundaries of the City of Dunedin?
 If yes, what is your occupation and for how long have you been employed there?
If yes, what is your occupation and for how long have you been employed there?
Have you ever been employed by a local, state or federal government agency?
Have you ever been employed by a local, state or federal government agency?
If so, what agency and what type of position did you hold?
Have you ever held a public elected office?
Have you ever held a public elected office?
If so, what type of position and where?
Have you ever attended a Citizens Academy?
Have you ever attended a Citizens Academy?
If so, where and when?
Do you feel you understand the purpose of the Citizens Academy?
Please indicate why you would like to participate in Citizens Academy and what you hope to learn from the program:
Are you willing and able to attend a minimum of 8 of the 9 classes? (attendance at 8 classes will be necessary to graduate).
Are you willing and able to attend a minimum of 8 of the 9 classes? (attendance at 8 classes will be necessary to graduate).
Are you generally available should a special class session be necessary?
Are you generally available should a special class session be necessary?
Do you currently volunteer with the City of Dunedin? 
Do you currently volunteer with the City of Dunedin?
If yes, in what department?
Do you currently serve on a Board or Committee in the City of Dunedin? 
Do you currently serve on a Board or Committee in the City of Dunedin?
If yes, on which Board(s) or Committee(s) do you currently serve?
Are you willing to sign a release/waiver form?
Are you willing to sign a release/waiver form?
Are you willing to sign a photo release form?
Are you willing to sign a photo release form?
Do you require any special assistance (including transportation) in order to participate in this program? 
Do you require any special assistance (including transportation) in order to participate in this program?
If so, how can we assist you?
Shirt Size?
Tell us a little about yourself, (such as interests, hobbies, clubs, etc.)

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