By Dawn Krebs
FORT PIERCE -- A free academy will soon be offered to city residents who would like to learn more about the city and the different departments that serve the community.
"This will be a hands-on, interactive program," said Anne Satterlee, Fort Pierce communications manager in a press release. "It will familiarize residents with city services and give them a clear understanding of municipal government."
The program will be spread over seven sessions that will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. once a week starting on March 14 and ending on April 18.
The sessions will cover topics such as the history of local government, and an inside look at the government departments such as the police department, animal control and urban development. There is even a session on some of the outside city projects, such as the Sunrise Theatre, the City Marina and the Indian Hills Golf course.
"The end of the program will culminate with a graduation at the May 6 city commission meeting," Ms. Satterlee said.
The program is limited to only 20 residents, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application, available at the city hall offices, needs to be turned in by Feb. 25.
"Graduates of the academy will be prepared to take a positive role in the future of their neighborhoods and the city overall," Ms. Satterlee said.
For more information, call Brittany Athey at (772) 467-3034 or visit www.cityoffortpierce.com.