City Seeks Citizen Involvement During Statewide City Government Week

City of Port Saint Lucie

City of Port Saint Lucie

Working with the Florida League of Cities, Port St. Lucie will promote the theme, “PSL: I’m Part of It, I’m Proud of It,” as part of City Government Week, Oct. 18-24.

Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents, it is important that cities provide opportunities for residents to understand municipal services and their benefits. That’s why Port St. Lucie is encouraging citizen involvement during this annual statewide event.

Plans for the week began with an official resolution presented at the Sept. 28 City Council meeting, recognizing that City Government Week “offers a great opportunity to spread the word to all Citizens of the City of Port St. Lucie that they can shape and influence this branch of government,” and “is a very important time to recognize the significant role played by city government.”

Other plans include:

  • Council members, the Mayor or staff will visit local schools to discuss City Government
  • Renaissance Charter School will hold a poster contest relating city government issues
  • 2nd graders at Windmill Point Elementary will provide posters
  • Posters from both schools will be displayed in City Hall during the government week
  • Two free public information sessions at City Hall on Oct. 20 to provide brief overviews of city governance. The presentations (2 p.m. and 6 p.m.) will provide a preview of the material planned for the upcoming Citizen’s Academy

Communities throughout the state will participate in City Government Week, sponsored by the Florida League of Cities, to showcase and celebrate municipalities and the many services they provide. The League is the official organization of the municipal governments in Florida, established to serve Florida’s cities and their citizens.

“We are happy to participate in Florida City Government Week,” said Councilwoman Shannon Martin.  “It gives us a timely opportunity to help residents become more informed about the services we provide. Having knowledgeable citizens participate in the process is good for any government, and it’s an important part of our Strategic Plan.”

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