Wellington Residents Academy Is Underway

From speaking with council members to getting an up-close look at water management, adult Wellington residents can learn how their village government works by attending Wellington’s Residents Academy.

This interactive five-session program take place at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) and begins during Florida City Government Week, sponsored by the Florida League of Cities.

The first session, “Get to Know the Departments,” took place Wednesday, Oct. 17. At this session, residents broke into small groups for engaging discussions with various departments ranging from strategic planning to the clerk’s office.

The second session, “Why We Serve Our Community,” will take place Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Council members will share their experiences as municipal leaders and explain why they decided to become public servants. Residents will be able to ask questions and will have the option of attending a council meeting following this session at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Wellington Municipal Complex (12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd.).

The third session, “Who Keeps Us Safe,” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will be treated to live demonstrations by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue.

The fourth session, “Recreation and Activities in Our Great Hometown,” is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and includes tours of Wellington’s parks facilities with an emphasis on the Wellington Amphitheater.

The fifth session, “Public Works,” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and features demonstrations, an overview of public works operations, utilities, engineering and water management.

Whether you’re considering entering the government arena or you’re simply interested in learning how decisions are made, Wellington’s Residents Academy will give you a better understanding of the inner workings of local government.

Sign up for as many sessions as you like by contacting Project Manager Kristina Ciuperger at (561) 753-2585 or kristinac@wellingtonfl.gov. Preregistration is required, and space is limited.