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Citrus County Citizens’ Academy Goes to Jail and Graduates

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on June 4, 2018

The 2018 Spring Citizens Academy participants spent the day “in jail” on Thursday, May 3, as guests of Warden Mike Quinn and the CoreCivic detention facility in Lecanto. The popular tour included lunch and a photo session “behind bars”. The students, who were all released from jail, have been spending their Thursdays this spring with facilitator Doug Wright touring Citrus County learning more about the many facets of local government.

Citrus County Citizens’ Academy Recognizes Spring 2018 Graduates

The 2018 Spring Citizens’ Academy Graduation Event was held at the Historic Courthouse Museum in Inverness on Thursday, May 24. In attendance was Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ron Kitchen, who congratulated the participants and thanked them for spending time learning more about local government. Graduates recognized at the event were: Jim Barrows, Bob Bouldin, Donna Catania, Barbara Cooper, Gary Cooper, Roxanne Deyo, Johnny Dieters, Linda Dieters, Barbara Ferrara, Janet Garvin, William Garvin, Olga Heineman, Ralph Kelley, Patricia Maynard, Angela Motta, Cary Pratt, George Pratt, Ted Pyrtek, Barbara Schlegal, Merrill Schlegal, absent graduates were, Ann Kelley and Donn Kelley.

Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ron Kitchen and Citizen Academy Facilitator Doug Wright are joined by Spring 2018 Citizen Academy Graduates.

The Citrus County Citizens’ Academy is an interactive program that focuses on educating citizens about the County’s governmental operations. Elected officials, Constitutional Officers, Department Directors and county staff host unique and informative sessions designed to give a hands-on inside look into county government operations. Participants learn about our local government, the community in which we live, and at the end of the twelve sessions, have made new friends, and most of all gained knowledge to be great ambassadors within our community.

For more information on the Citizens’ Academy program or to register for the fall 2018 session, please contact Doug Wright at: [email protected].