Statistics show that 30 percent of Floridians are natives, while 70 percent moved here from somewhere else. This can greatly affect a Floridian’s understanding of city government in the Sunshine State.
That's why the League developed its "Guide to Creating a Citizens' Academy
" with real-world examples of Citizens' Academy programs from cities across Florida.
The League's Center for Municipal Research conducted a mini-survey on Citizens' Academies in 2018. Click here
to view the survey report.
To the right is an example of a promo video from one of our member cities. The City of Sanford created this video to provide a taste of what participation in a Citizen's Academy can be like.