Citizens Academy

City of Cocoa Citizens Academy logoThe City of Cocoa Citizens Academy is an 8-week program designed to inform residents and community stakeholders about the operations of city government and what is involved in delivering and maintaining services to the citizens of Cocoa. The program is designed for residents and Cocoa business owners that are 18 years and older who are interested in learning more about their local government and how they can get involved in their community. Class size is limited to the first twenty-five (25) Cocoa residents or business owners that apply. At the end of the program, participants should have an increased understanding of the organizational structure and operations of the various departments that impact the quality of life in the City of Cocoa. Graduates of the Citizens Academy will be prepared to have a role in the future of their neighborhoods and the City overall through government/citizen engagement.

2019 Citizens Academy Class Schedule

Date Time Class
Tuesday, 11/5/19 9am-12pm Welcome and Local Government 101 (City Clerk and Admin Services/City Council/City Manager/Communications/Leisure Services)
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Council Chambers)
Tuesday, 12/3/19 10am-12pm Dyal Water Treatment Plant Tour
28400 SR 520, Christmas, FL 32709
Tuesday, 1/7/20 10am-12pm Water Field Operations/Sellers Water Reclamation
351 Shearer Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922
Tuesday, 1/21/20 10am-12pm Fire Department
1740 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Fire Station 1)
Tuesday, 2/4/20 10am-12pm Police Department/Code Enforcement
1226 West King St., Cocoa, FL 32922
Tuesday, 2/18/20 10am-12pm
Finance (Purchasing/Customer Service/Budgeting)
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Council Chambers)
Tuesday, 3/3/20 10am-12pm Public Works (Stormwater/Facilities/Streets/Fleet)
155 Wilson Ave., Cocoa, FL 32922
Tuesday, 4/7/20 10am-12pm Community Services (Building and Permitting/Planning and Zoning/Housing/ Economic Development/Community Redevelopment Areas)
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Council Chambers)
Wednesday, 4/8/20 6pm Graduation Ceremony at the Cocoa City Council Meeting
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Council Chambers)