Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy 2020 logoThe City of Cocoa Citizens Academy is an 10-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 fifteen (15) 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.

2020/21 Citizens Academy Class Schedule

Date Time Class Special Requirements/Considerations
Tuesday, 12/1/20 5:30-8:00pm 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)
Please make sure a copy of your driver's license, the signed liability waiver, and the signed photo release have been submitted prior to this session.
Saturday, 12/5/20 9:00-11:00am Dyal Water Treatment Plant Tour
28400 SR 520, Christmas, FL 32709
Comfortable, closed toed shoes are required. There are stairs on this tour and you will be in some elevated locations.
Saturday, 1/9/21 9:00am-12:00pm Water/Sewer Field Operations/Sellers Water Reclamation
351 Shearer Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922
Comfortable, closed toed shoes are required. There are stairs on this tour and you will be in some elevated locations.
Saturday, 1/23/21 9:00-11:00am Public Works (Stormwater/Facilities/Streets/Fleet)
155 Wilson Ave., Cocoa, FL 32922
Comfortable, closed toed shoes are required. 
Saturday, 2/6/21 9:00-11:00am
Fire Department
1740 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Fire Station 1) 
Comfortable, closed toed shoes are required. 
Tuesday, 2/16/21 5:30-7:30pm
Community Services (Building and Permitting/Planning and Zoning/Housing/ Economic Development/Community Redevelopment Areas)
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Council Chambers)
 
Tuesday, 3/2/21 5:30-8:00pm Police Department/Code Enforcement
1226 West King St., Cocoa, FL 32922
Comfortable, closed toed shoes are required. 
Tuesday, 4/6/21 5:30-7:30pm Emergency Operations
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Emergency Operations Center - 2nd Floor of City Hall)
 
Tuesday, 4/20/21 5:30-7:00pm Finance (Purchasing/Customer Service/Budgeting)
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Council Chambers)
 
Tuesday, 5/4/21 5:30-7:00pm Citizen Engagement (Boards & Commitees/Volunteer Opportunities)
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922
(Council Chambers)
 
Tuesday, 5/11/21 6:00pm Graduation Ceremony at the Cocoa City Council Meeting
65 Stone St., Cocoa, FL 32922 (Council Chambers)

Please make sure you are available for all of the above dates prior to applying for this program. Each participant can be excused from one session.