Broward County Academy
Thanks for your interest in the Broward County Academy. Applications for Class VI will be accepted in Spring 2017.
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It's a ten week interactive program where residents will learn how County government delivers services to enhance and promote the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors. The goal of the program is to raise public awareness about County programs and services, and to increase community involvement and participation in local government.
To be eligible for the Broward County Academy, applicants must be:
- 18 years of age or older
- Reside in Broward County
- Have valid photo ID and provide driver’s license number (for security screenings)
- Agree to background check and security screenings
- Attend all sessions and be an active participant
- Be interested in and open to post-graduation opportunities in the County
Sessions will be held every Thursday evening for ten consecutive weeks and will culminate with a graduation ceremony. Participants must attend all sessions and be an active participant to graduate. Each session will last three hours, starting at 6PM and ending at 9PM. Interactive sessions will offer a mix of lectures, presentations and tours.
What Does the Academy Offer?
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of Broward’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or Broward’s Port Everglades?
Do you really know where your tax dollars are going, and how they’re being used to better the quality of life for all residents and business owners?
Or maybe you’re curious about who keeps the buses and libraries running, who gets rid of mosquitos in your back yard, which agency measures the quality of the air you breathe, and which one maintains our beaches.
What about money generated by the Airport, the Port and the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Where does that money go?
And what happens if there’s a hurricane heading for Broward? Who’s in charge of making sure Broward residents, business owners and visitors have the very latest information and can be directed to the help they may need?
The goal of the Academy is to educate participants on these issues and so many more. Read testimonials from the class of 2015.
The curriculum will highlight the Airport, Port, Human Services, Emergency Management, Water and Wastewater, Cultural, Libraries, Parks, Community Wellness, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Enterprise Technology Services, Animal Care, Transit and several other Agencies. The Broward Academy will give participants a better understanding of what Broward County Government is, who it serves, how it serves residents, and what it does to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and play here.
Broward Academy Program Coordinators
Office of Public Communications
115 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301