Citizens Academy

Due to the uncertainty surrounding gathering sizes and the potential health impacts of COVID-19, we have decided to POSTPONE the 2020 Citizens Academy. 

2020 Citizens Academy postponed

This is in the best interest to protect both the participants as well as City staff. The Citizens Academy is TENTATIVELY now scheduled to begin in January, 2021. We will be re-evaluating the circumstances later this year and let you know if we will be able to proceed. We appreciate your understanding.


Class Information


The Janice Miller Citizens Academy is a great way for Oldsmar citizens to learn more about how their government works. Classes use hands-on activities and lectures to teach how city government affects the quality of life in Oldsmar.

  • Classes are held for 11 consecutive weeks.
  • Classes are open to anyone, with preference to Oldsmar residents.
  • Class size is limited to 25 people.
  • Potential students must contact the City Clerk’s office to request an application that must be completed and submit it to the City Clerk.
  • The academy is an excellent preparatory introduction for class participants for service on a city board or committee.

To apply, please complete an online application.  For more information, call 813-749-1116.