Florida City Government Week

Florida City Government Week 2016 was recognized October 16-22. The Florida League of Cities encourages every city to take an active part in promoting their city through civic education and volunteerism during this annual initiative. In 2016, cities were encouraged to partner with or adopt a special community service project or volunteer opportunity. Volunteering strengthens communities, solves problems and improves lives.

Cities provide a higher level of service than most governments, and generally receive a higher approval rate than any other level of government, and yet, many residents are unaware of how city services impact their lives. Through Florida City Government Week, the League hopes to heighten the public’s awareness of city government’s role in enhancing the quality of life in communities. In 2016, the League and participating cities emphasized the importance of volunteering throughout our Florida communities. 
 
Florida City Government Week is a great opportunity for city officials to speak to schools and civic groups, host an open house at city hall, or reach out to civic clubs and community organizations to explain city structure and function or help others learn by volunteering and serving charitable organizations in your community.
 
Florida City Government Week is part of an ongoing effort sponsored by the Florida League of Cities to raise public awareness about the services that cities perform and to educate the public on how city government works. Cities are encouraged to involve their local schools, businesses, media and civic clubs in planning City Government Week activities.
 
To assist cities in their efforts, we provide a Florida City Government Week Information packet, which is available for viewing and download to the right.

Cities are encouraged to share photos and summaries of their activities for inclusion in Quality Cities (QC) magazine via the online Submission Form to the right. 

Contact Sharon Berrian for additional information.