SEMINOLE — City officials here are finalizing plans for Seminole's first citizens academy. The academy is the brainchild of City Council members, who suggested last year that they wanted to give area residents a chance to learn more about Seminole.
City Manager Frank Edmunds said the academy will likely kick off in April. There will be five sessions covering everything from the city charter to hearing from department heads about daily operations. Visits to a fire station, the library, recreation center and public works will also be scheduled.
The free sessions will last about two hours each; refreshments will be provided. Enrollment is limited to 24. Non-Seminole residents will be accepted, but preference will go to city residents. For information or an application, contact city clerk Rose Benoit at (727) 391-0204.