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City University

Updated: Jul. 28, 2016

Watch a brief video about
the "City University"

10 minute, 15 seconds

**Registration is closed for the City University program beginning in September 2016. Look for City University again in 2017.

The City of Port St. Lucie launched a new program called "City University," in January. This citizen’s academy is a free, six-week program designed to help residents learn about their city government.

Participants will learn about a wide variety of topics like; how decisions are made, how city funds are allocated and how departments operate. Plus, you’ll discover the current status and future plans for Port St. Lucie’s development and proposed projects. You’ll participate in lively discussions, role-playing and other fun interactive activities. You’ll tour city facilities and overall become a more informed and involved citizen.

City University is offered two times a year and is free for anyone living or working in Port St. Lucie. This program has been developed for adults, however, high school juniors and seniors may apply and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

Six sessions will be held on consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning Sept. 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a graduation when sessions are complete.

Class schedule:

  • Session 1: City Government Overview - City history and mission, governance structure and administrative operations, finance, budget, procurement management
  • Session 2: Public Policy & Growth Management - Legal aspects, planning & zoning, business development and code compliance
  • Session 3: Parks, Recreation & Community Involvement - Parks, public facilities, recreation, employment, volunteerism, risk management & communications
  • Session 4: Infrastructure & Operations - Streets, drainage and utility systems, solid waste, recycling and stormwater pollution prevention
  • Session 5: Public Safety Overview - Law enforcement, fire safety and prevention, 911 and emergency operations center, technology
  • Session 6: Citizen Services & Economic Development - Community Redevelopment, Community Services
  • Session 7: Graduation Ceremony - Receive Diploma/Certificate of Completion presented by the City Council

Class size is limited and spaces are expected to fill up quickly.

View Application

The application period is now closed. In 2017, you may apply and email your application to You can also drop off your completed application at City Hall or mail it to:

Port St. Lucie City Hall
attn: City University
121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984

Please call 873-6312 or send an email request to

We hope to see you there!

For more information, contact:
Anna Marie Colonnese
City of Port St. Lucie
(772) 873-6312

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