Dates for Commission Connection Program Announced

Published on March 26, 2021

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Coral Springs, FL – On Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5 p.m., the city will kick-off this year’s Commission Connection Program – a youth engagement initiative geared towards middle and high school students interested in learning more about municipal government, leadership, and community service.  

Participating students will learn more about the City of Coral Springs through conversations and Q&A sessions with City Commissioners. The program begins with an overview of the city and will elaborate on present-day operations and strategic goals for the future. Each class includes a 15-minute meet and greet with a member of the Coral Springs City Commission, where students have the opportunity to interact and ask questions. 

Of the initiative, Mayor Scott Brook said, “We are excited to bring back our Commission Connection program, albeit virtually, for Coral Springs students. Engaging our youth in government is instrumental for their future and this program allows our youth to connect with their city officials. I encourage our young residents to embrace this opportunity to participate and bring with them the questions they want answered.” 

Students who apply must have parent or guardian approval and commit to participation in the full 1-hour program via Zoom. The program is limited to 20 students per session. 

Commission Connection Program 2021 Schedule:

Mayor Scott Brook                              Thursday, April 8, 2021                              5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons             Thursday, April 15, 2021                            5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Commissioner Shawn Cerra              Tuesday, May 4, 2021                                 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Commissioner Nancy Metayer          Monday, May 17, 2021                                5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 Commissioner Joy Carter                Tuesday, June 1, 2021                                 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

For additional questions about the program, email Sue Knight at SKnight@coralsprings.org or call 954-344-1004.