2019 Citizens' Academy

CitizensAcademyLogo (1)Welcome to the City of Largo's Citizens' Academy! 

Largo Citizens' Academy is your hands-on solution to learning about your government. Led by Largo City Commissioners and Department Directors, the Academy guides citizens first-hand through the myriad of operations that keep Largo running. Academy participants will tour key facilities, learn the challenges facing future development, talk with City leaders about current issues and events affecting Largo, and work side by side with City staff members to learn about the essential functions they serve.

Your Citizens Academy Deans

Diane Bruner, City Clerk
727-587-6710 Ext 7003

Courtney Fogarty, Deputy City Clerk
727-587-6710 Ext 7002

Brandon Graham,Multimedia Supervisor
727-587-6740 Ext 4050 

Things to Know

In order to graduate from Largo Citizens' Academy, you will need to attend a minimum of 8 sessions. For the courtesy of your classmates, please arrive promptly. Class will begin at 6pm. If for any reason you are unable to attend a session, please email Diane Bruner at the email address listed above. Extra credit may be available.

A class agenda is available below with the address of each location. Citizens are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear long pants for facility tours including Environmental Services and Public Works. Closed-toe walking shoes are highly encouraged for the duration of this course.

Week 1 - Sept. 16 - Orientation

Week 2 - Sept. 23 - Fire Department

Week 3 - Sept. 30 - Environmental Services

Week 4 - Oct. 7 - Engineering Services

Week 5 - Oct. 14 - Recreation, Parks and Arts

Week 6 - Oct. 21 - Community Development

Week 7 - Oct. 28 - Public Works

Week 8 - Nov. 4 - Police Department

Week 9 - Nov. 11 - Largo Public Library

Week 10 - Nov. 18 - Finance and OPB

Graduation - Dec. 3 - Commission Meeting

Population Size


Largest City in Tampa Bay

Acres of Park Land


Largo Businesses