St. Johns County Announces New Citizens Academy

St. Johns County will launch a new citizens academy called SJC 101. The program invites citizens to participate in activities and presentations to learn more about county government. Citizens can register at The first 20 registrations will be invited to be a part of a four-class pilot program in 2024 that will begin May 23 and have the opportunity to be included in the inaugural academy in 2025. For more information, please contact the St. Johns County Office of Public Affairs at or 904-209-0559.

SJC 101 is another supporting element of County Administration’s new Charting Performance: A Framework for Open Governance and Efficiency. The Office of Public Affairs is developing SJC 101. After the completion of the four-class pilot program, there are plans to expand SJC 101 to a larger academy in 2025.

An SJC 101 pilot program will consist of a series of four classes:

  • May 23, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Johns County Public Works Department
  • May 30, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 2 to 3 p.m., St. Johns County Emergency Management Department
  • June 6, 12 to 3 p.m., St. Johns County Fire Rescue Department
  • June 20, 12 to 3 p.m., St. Johns County Utility Department

The goals of SJC 101 are to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of County departments, get citizen feedback on County operations, build social engagement with participants, and develop new leadership to serve on County advisory boards or other roles within the St. Johns County community.

The SJC 101 pilot program will be limited to the first 20 eligible applicants. Subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list for future SJC 101 academy dates. Following the pilot program, a comprehensive SJC 101 academy will be offered in 2025.