Because city government is the government closest to most citizens and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents, municipal officials feel they have a responsibility to pass along their understanding of public services and their benefits.
The City of Sanford will celebrate Florida City Government Week activities around the theme, “My City: I’m Part of It, I’m Proud of It.”
City officials invite all to the attend the commission meeting Oct. 22 in city hall chambers to kick off Florida City Government Week.
Other city events planned for the week include Mayor Jeff Triplett, city commissioners and the City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. speaking to students at several of Sanford’s public schools:
• Seminole High School, 2701 Ridgewood Ave., Sanford – Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
• Sanford Middle School, 1700 French Ave., Sanford – Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
• Crooms Academy of Information Technology, 2200 Historic Goldsboro Blvd., Sanford – Thursday, Oct. 25 from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria.
• Millennium Middle School, 21 Lakeview Dr., Sanford – Thursday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Auditorium.
“We are very excited about the upcoming events,” said Triplett and Commissioner Mark McCarty. “We believe that through these events, Sanford has a timely opportunity to help students become more informed about the services of our city government, which in turn, will lead to more knowledgeable citizen participation in the future. It’s a responsibility that we take very seriously.”
Cities across Florida will be celebrating City Government Week, sponsored by the Florida League of Cities, to showcase and celebrate cities and the many services they provide. The League is the official organization of the municipal governments in Florida, designed and established to meet and serve the needs of Florida municipalities and their citizens.