Commissioner Tony Ortiz established the District 2 Government Academy in 2014 to empower his constituents. The Commissioner’s biggest goal as a public servant is to educate and share knowledge with his community to better their own lives because he believes that government starts with them.
Topics discussed are taught by their respective field experts and include an array of subjects such as: Federal, state, county, and municipal government. The education of city and county services takes place giving constituents the chance to learn about the Judicial System, Orange County Property Appraiser/Tax Collector, Public Schools, City of Orlando Housing, Economic Development, Sustainability and more.
Classes are held twice a year in both Spanish and English at the Orlando Police Training Facility (100 Andes Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801) on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. for 9 weeks. In order to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course on the day of graduation, only two absences are permitted.
Spring Session (English): April 2 – May 28, 2019
Fall Session (Spanish): TBD
“True government power is nested within the hands of the people and teaching them the importance of government knowledge puts them on a path of how to best make their government work for them.” – Commissioner Ortiz
“It is a pleasure to be able to serve you in all ways possible including educating you about how you can best utilize your government services.” – Commissioner Ortiz
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