CRESTVIEW — The Florida League of Cities has named Oct. 23-29 Florida City Government Week, and Crestview is participating in multiple events that will educate residents on the workings of local government.
According to the FLC website, Florida City Government Week is part of an ongoing effort to raise public awareness about the services that cities perform and to educate the public on how city government works.
“Cities provide a higher level of service than most governments, and generally receive higher approval ratings than other levels of government,” the website said. “Yet, many residents are unaware of how city services impact their lives.”
Cities are encouraged to organize events for the public, showcasing the city’s facilities, services, employees and elected officials.
Council President J.B. Whitten said he has a week of activities planned. Here is the schedule:
Monday, Oct. 23: Citizens can meet elected officials and department heads at a City Hall open house at 8 p.m. following the City Council Workshop.
Tuesday, Oct. 24: Elected officials will meet in the morning to have coffee at Casbah Coffee Company, and they invite Crestview residents to come and speak with them.
Wednesday, Oct. 25: The Crestview Fire Department will have a demonstration at the fire station of their new inflatable fire safety smoke house.
Thursday, Oct. 26: Whitten will hold a town hall meeting at Samuel’s Roadhouse, and encourages all council members to organize their own.
Friday, Oct. 27: All council members will serve meals at Hub City Smokehouse.
These activities are still in the planning process, and more information will be made available to the public prior to the events.