Florida City Government Week, held annually in October, is a time for cities across the state to celebrate, showcase and engage citizens in the work of municipal government.
Municipal government is the government closest to the people and generally receives higher approval ratings than other levels of government. Yet, many residents are unaware of how city services impact their lives.
Civic engagement activities can be held for citizens of all ages. Most are at no or low cost. Cities are encouraged to involve their local schools, businesses, media, and civic clubs in Florida City Government Week activities. Ideas for engagement include:
- Recognizing Florida City Government Week through a proclamation, an announcement in the local paper or via the city’s social media accounts.
- Educating residents through videos or flyers, partnering with local schools to visit classrooms, or inviting residents to town hall for a tour or town hall workshop.
- Connecting with residents through a community service day, hosting a photo or essay contest, or by simply thanking residents, staff, or municipal partners for their role in supporting your city.
Florida City Government Week 2022 was held October 17-23. Contact Eryn Russell with any questions.