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2017 Citizens Academy

The coolest civics class you will ever take!

The Brevard County Citizens Academy is a 12-week look behind the scenes of county government. You get to meet your county department directors while learning about a variety of topics. Here are just a few of the topics you will learn:

  • Learn how the county budget is developed; 
  • find out how traffic signals are synchronized; 
  • learn how the landfill works; 
  • discover how the county prepares for disasters
  • find out how the library selects books;
  • learn who to call if you have code enforcement or zoning questions;
  • find out how you can make a difference in your community; and,
  • much, much more!

When and Where

Classes meet at various locations throughout the county for nine Fridays begining January 20 and ending on March 17. Class starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends no later than 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be included most class days, but some days we will ask you to bring your own.

Cost

The class is free to Brevard County residents over age 18.

2017 Class Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Contact us in advance to confirm a specific topic.

DateTopicsLocation
1/12 Human Resources – Jerry Visco, Director; Leslie Jones, Human Resources
Central Services – Teresa Camarata, Director; Leslie Rothering, Assistant Director; Merrill Vincent, Asset Management; 
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
1/19 Budget Development– Jill Hayes, Director
 – Greg Weiner, Senior Director of Business Development
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
1/26 Fire Rescue – Chief Mark Schollmeyer
Emergency Operations Management – Kimberly Prosser, Director
Brevard County Fire Rescue, Florida Ave, Rockledge, FL 32955
Emergency Operations Management, 1746 Cedar St, Rockledge, FL 32955
2/2 Parks & Recreation – Hector Lopez, Assistant Director
Environmentally Endangered Lands  – Mike Knight, Program Manager Libraries - Jeff Thompson, Director
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
2/9 Space Coast Area Transit- Scott Nelson Space Coast Area Transit, 401 S Varr Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922
2/16 Natural Resources Management – Virginia Barker, Director Mosquito Control - Chris Richmond, Director UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
2/23 Public Works – Andy Holmes, Director
Planning & Development - Tad Calkins, Director
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
3/2 SCGTV - Don Walker, Director
County Attorney - TBD
Utilities Services - Jim Helmer, Director
Building C, Space Coast Room
2727 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera 32940
3/17 Housing and Human Development – Ian Golden, Director
Tourism Development Council - Bonnie King
Solid Waster - Euripides Rodriquez, Director
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926
3/16 UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County - Linda Seals, Community Development Agent
Animal Services - Emily Gilbert, Brevard County Sheriff's DepartmenLead Customer Support Specialist
Brevard County Fire Rescue, Florida Ave, Rockledge, FL 32955
3/23 Tax Collector - Lisa Cullen
Property Appraiser - Dana Blickley
Supervisor of Elections - Lori Scott
UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa 32926

More Information

Linda Seals, UF/IFAS Community Development Agent II

321.633.1702 ext. 52323

lseals@ufl.edu