Citizens Academy

Our Daytona Beach: A Citizens Academy

The City of Daytona Beach offers a citizens academy to help familiarize residents with the functions of city government. The nine-week program offers hands-on and interactive sessions giving residents insight into a variety of municipal services. 

This program is free of charge. The next class begins Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Classes will be offered on Tuesday mornings, from 9 a.m. to noon, through March 12, 2024. Because of the interactive nature of the program, class size is limited to 25 participants. 

For questions, contact Assistant City Manager Bettye Goodman at (386) 671-8203 or

To register for this class, please complete and submit this application

During the program, senior city staff will conduct sessions about their respective departments including:

  • Utilities
  • Public Works
  • City Clerk
  • Parks & Recreation
  • City Manager's Office
  • Finance
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Code Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • and more

Spring 2023 Class

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