Iím excited to offer this unique look inside our City
government! Our Cityís strength depends upon the active
involvement of citizens like you. The Mayorís City Academy is an
ideal way to become more informed, engaged and involved!
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City Academy is an ideal way to become informed about your City
government. Let us take you on a backstage tour of the City
Beautiful, highlighting some of the services, activities and
opportunities the City of Orlando has to offer.
program familiarize you with our hard-working
City family, featuring road trips, field demonstrations,
department tours and many other experiences that will give you
a new perspective and stronger sense of pride in your community.
participant in the program you will have the opportunity to interact with City
employees and take part in real life situations that will give you a greater
appreciation of our hard working City employees.
Participants will be able to take a private tour of
Orlando City Hall, visit the police headquarters, see what life is like at one
of our busiest fire stations and go behind the scenes at the Amway Center. These
are just a few of the activities that span the 10-week program.
Citizen involvement is essential to successful local
government. The Mayorís City Academy is only the beginning of
your involvement with the City of Orlando. There are numerous
opportunities to stay involved including City boards, the City
volunteer program, and Orlando Citizen Corps.
Read below to see
what participants have to say about the Mayor's City Academy.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the
Mayor's exceptional and very professional staff who worked very
hard to make the 2007 Mayor's City Academy a great success. I
found the entire experience to be very informative, educational
and a pleasure to attend. All of the weekly sessions were
professionally presented and easy to understand.
Upon completion of the nine week Academy, the one thing that
stands out in my mind is how passionate all of the directors and
officials are about working in their respective fields of
expertise. I have been a small business owner my entire adult
life and have always been of the opinion that only the owner of
one's business truly cares about it's success. The Mayor's City
Academy has forced me to reconsider that opinion. I feel that
every aspect of our cities government is being handled with
great pride and with a strong focus on success.
Much continued success with the Mayor's City Academy."
Tony Vargas Spring 2007 Class
Kindly convey to the Mayor my heartfelt thanks for the
opportunity to participate in the last Mayor's City Academy
schedule in Spring 2008. As a result of the knowledge gained
and the fine people I met, I am purchasing a condominium
downtown and look forward to participating in
activities nearby. Thank you again for all of your efforts
in presenting the City in such an educational and helpful
way for the citizens.
Lynn C. Dean
Graduate Spring 2008
Browse our class photos to get an inside view of the
great activities that the Mayor's City Academy has to offer.