Backstage Pass to City Operations & Services
Neighborhood Leadership Academy
August 22, 2013
Ever want to help put out a fire or sit in the driver’s seat of a police vehicle? Interested in taking a tour of the new Public Safety Complex and being one of the first people to climb aboard a new StarMetro electric bus?
City of Tallahassee residents and neighborhood leaders interested in learning about the behind the scenes work that goes into operating the City of Tallahassee are invited to take part in the City’s 2013 Neighborhood Leadership Academy. Open to all residents living within the Tallahassee city limits, the Neighborhood Leadership Academy is presented as a three-month course, with participants meeting every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The first class takes place on Tuesday, September 10.
The Academy is designed to empower interested citizens to learn more about how their local government operates. The instructional and interactive forum allows neighborhood leaders to learn the best ways to access City services and receive assistance when needed. It also serves as a venue to provide feedback on how services might be enhanced.
“The classes are limited to about 25 participants so that we can provide interactive, hands-on opportunities to give an up-close look at how departments provide services,” said Dee Crumpler, director of Parks & Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs. “Over the past 14 years, more than 250 citizens have graduated from this popular and eye opening program with an increased knowledge about how their City operates. And, the best part is that they remain engaged and continue to share what they learned with their neighbors.”
At the September 10 kickoff, City officials will welcome the 2013 participants and provide a course overview. Over the next nine weeks, staff from virtually every City department will meet with class participants to share information and provide experiences on the wide variety of services, programs and initiatives offered by the City.
For more information or to register for this fall's Neighborhood Leadership Academy, please call Andrea Griffin at the City’s Neighborhood Services office at 891-3846.
Andrea Griffin, Neighborhood Services Office, 891-3846; or Alison Faris, Communications Department, 891-8533