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Posted on: November 13, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Lauderdale Lakes Offering Local Government Academy Classes

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The City of Lauderdale Lakes Local Government Academy is gearing up for its third annual class in the City. Classes are scheduled to begin January 27th, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Multipurpose Center located at 4340 NW 36th Street, Lauderdale Lakes, FL.
The Local Government Academy is a ten (10) week program designed to offer our residents and business owners the opportunity to learn how local government works and how they can become more involved in the City.  Participants will learn about the relationship between the Citizens, City Commissions, and City Administration. They will also learn how and why projects are started and the manner in which services are provided, as well as receive an overview of the budget planning process, and many other responsibilities and functions of City government. Each class will be conducted by a City representative and will provide both an informational and interactive learning approaches.
Enrollment is limited to 15 participants, 18 years of age or older.  Two spots are reserved for Lauderdale Lakes residents who are high school seniors.   Application Deadline: Friday, December 18, 2015
Goals of the Local Government Academy
 To educate the public on what their local government does for them.
 To improve and increase residents/business awareness and interest in local government.
 To encourage residents to become involved in their local government.
 To develop residents/businesses understanding of their role in city government.
 To provide an inside look at the operations of the City of Lauderdale Lakes
 To demonstrate what is provided by the local property tax and utility rates.

“ I am excited about the LGA program,” said new City Manager, Kelvin L. Baker, Sr. “It is extremely important to educate the residents so they are aware of the different processes . I believe that when the residents know how the system works, they understand better and we can all be on one accord. This program is an awesome avenue that both entities can travel positively.”

Upon successful completion of the classes, a graduation ceremony will take place during Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, 2015 and each participant will be presented with a certificate of completion by the Mayor and City Commission.  The City of Lauderdale Lakes Local Government Academy is free to participants. 
For more information on the LGA Program , please contact Barika Williams, MPA at 954-535-2830, Email:, or visit the website at

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