2021 Florida City Government Week is October 18-24. Remember to tag @FLCities and use the hashtag #FLCityWeek when sharing on social platforms!
Florida City Government Week, held annually in October, is a time for cities across the state to celebrate, showcase and engage citizens in the work of municipal government.
Municipal government is the government closest to the people and generally receives higher approval ratings than other levels of government. Yet, many residents are unaware of how city services impact their lives.
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Florida City Government Week. Through 30 years of celebrations, Florida’s 411 cities have reached thousands of residents in bringing awareness to the role city government plays in enhancing the quality of life for Florida’s residents.
Civic engagement activities can be held for citizens of all ages. Most are at no or low cost. Cities are encouraged to involve their local schools, businesses, media, and civic clubs in Florida City Government Week activities. Ideas for engagement include:
- Recognizing Florida City Government Week through a proclamation, an announcement in the local paper or via the city’s social media accounts.
- Educating residents through videos or flyers, partnering with local schools to visit classrooms, or inviting residents to town hall for a tour or town hall workshop.
- Connecting with residents through a community service day, hosting a photo or essay contest, or by simply thanking residents, staff, or municipal partners for their role in supporting your city.
Florida City Government Week 2020 was held October 19-25. Contact Eryn Russell with any questions.
Let Us Know How You Celebrated!
After your municipality celebrates Florida City Government Week, please use the form below to share your photos and a summary of your activities. The stories submitted will be printed in the League’s Quality Cities magazine. Submit Your Activities