Citizens Academy

Note: The 2014 Citizens Academy class is now full and registration is closed. Please check back next January to apply for the 2015 program.

Pound the gavel as a Marion County commissioner. Stare fear in the face as a Marion County firefighter, and walk through freedom to see veterans' sacrifices first hand. Marion County Citizens Academy participants have done this and more, and interested residents and business owners can have their own opportunities to get an inside view to Marion County if they sign up for the Marion County Citizens Academy.

Academy highlights:
   - Hands-on, interactive 10-week program that offers citizens a behind-the-scenes look at many Marion County services and departments.
   - Thursday morning sessions offered on select Thursdays from March-May.
   - Free of charge.
Attendees must fill out an application and attend eight of the 10 sessions to graduate. For more information: Contact Jeannie Rickman, Office of Strategic Services, at 352-438-2300 or by email.

Citizens Academy flier