Florida City Government Week (#FLCityWeek)

 

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Florida City Government Week 2019 will take place October 21-27. Join Florida’s cities in celebrating, showcasing and engaging citizens in the work of municipal government!

Florida City Government Week is a time for municipalities to provide and foster civic education, collaboration, volunteerism and more. All cities are encouraged to participate, and the League is here to help you celebrate what makes your city great.

Cities provide a higher level of service than most governments, and generally receive higher approval ratings than other levels of government. Yet, many residents are unaware of how city services impact their lives. Through Florida City Government Week, the League hopes to bring awareness to city government’s role in enhancing the quality of life in 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.

Resources

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 planning Florida City Government Week activities that engage through:

Sharing. Showcase facilities, municipal employee jobs, equipment, and fire, police or utility vehicles. Host city hall open houses and tours or bring area students into council chambers.

Service. Coordinate community service and volunteering events in partnership with local organizations.

Talent. Hold an essay, photography, multimedia, video or design showcase or contest.

Municipal Resources

Teacher Resources

Citizen Resources

If you’ve never participated in the past and would like additional ideas, check out the Quick Links to view how cities across Florida have celebrated during the last five years.

Cities are encouraged to use social media to celebrate and promote their events using the hashtag #FLCityWeek and to share event reminders, updates and interesting facts via Twitter and Facebook. We also want you to share your photos and summaries of activities with us for inclusion in Quality Cities (QC)magazine. 
Contact Sharon Berrian for additional information. 



Quick Links

Request #FLCityWeek Materials
Buttons and bumper stickers come in quantities of 25 and will be disbursed in quantities of 25. Materials will be ordered and shipped to municipalities in September.

#FLCityWeek Submission Form

After Florida City Government Week is over, please share your photos and a summary of your activities with the Florida League of Cities using this submission form, so we can include them in Quality Cities magazine

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