Government Academy



The purpose of the 2015 CORAL SPRINGS GOVERNMENT ACADEMY is to provide residents with insight into the unique way in which we approach local government. The Academy is free and is available to all residents of the City of Coral Springs over the age of 16.

Participants will become familiar with local government related issues, which will help in fostering potential community leaders by equipping them with essential information to share with other residents. Participants will learn about the wide variety of services provided by the City and about key areas such as public safety, utilities, development/redevelopment and environmental concerns.

The sessions address the complex tasks of running a municipality. During the course of the academy, the participants will have the opportunity to meet City Commission members, the City Manager and staff and receive overviews of the departments and descriptions of a wide array of City programs and services. Participants will also learn ways to can get involved with the City.

The Academy consists of four concise, informative sessions from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All sessions are being held at a location highlighted below and dinner will be provided. Dates are set as follows:


Session 1: Your City Government at Work
Presenter: Christine Parkinson Jahrsdoerfer
City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road
(Commission Chamber)
October 1, 2015

Session 2: Looking Out for Your Safety
Presenter: Shawn Backer & Mike Moser
Public Safety Building, 2801 Coral Springs Drive
(2nd Floor EOC)
October 8, 2015

Session 3: Your Water Treatment Plant
Presenter: Mike Kelly and Bryan Heller
Water Plant, 3800 NW 85th Avenue
(You will be met at the security gate)
October 15, 2015

Session 4: Around Town: Development & Redevelopment
Presenter: Cybil Davillier-Barbanes
City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road
(West Wing Conference Room)
Includes Reception & Certificates
October 22, 2015

Additional information about the academy can be found at or by emailing Pat Mirabello at or calling her at 954-344-5907.