Resident's Academy

February 7, 2024 - March 20, 2024Residents Academy Logo 2024

Now Accepting Applications

The Village of Tequesta Resident's Academy is intended to teach residents about the importance of their local government and will provide the surface level knowledge necessary to understand the inner workings of municipal government.  


  • To meet and learn from the leaders and employees of the Village of Tequesta
  • To gain knowledge that can be used in all aspects of local government 
  • To create a strong sense of community and friendship with other residents in Tequesta 


The Village of Tequesta Resident’s Academy is an eight week long program comprised of an  interactive learning academy for the residents of the Village. Each session will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., focus on a different part of local government and give an overview of what each department does for the residents of Tequesta. Following the completion of the program, residents will have a better  understanding about the systems, operations, structures, and happenings of the Tequesta government.


The resident’s academy is free for all residents who choose to join. 

Eligibility for Academy:

To be eligible for the Academy, we ask that the individual is 18 years or older, an incorporated resident of the Village of Tequesta and submit an application.  The program is limited to 20 seats and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

New this Year! High School Student Eligibility for Academy:

The Village will open the Resident Academy to three (3) high school students.  To be eligible, prospective participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least a Junior or Senior in High School.
  • Reside within the incorporated limits of the Village of Tequesta.
  • Submit an application.
  • Commit to attending all sessions.

Participating students will be provided with volunteer hours and a certificate of participation.  

Completion of Academy:

After completion of the resident’s academy, each resident will be given a certification of completion that indicates the resident has gone through the full course. Every individual who goes through the course will have a valuable and beneficial knowledge of local government.  Draft schedule below (subject to change). 

Session 1Village Council, Village Manager, Village Attorney and Village ClerkWednesday, February 7, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Extra Session - Not Required February 8, 2024 Council MeetingThursday, February 8, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Session 2Tour of Facilities (note this is Thursday due to Valentine's Day)Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 4:30 p.m.
Session 3Building Department and Community DevelopmentWednesday, February 21, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Session 4Public Works, Human Resources, and ITFebruary 28, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Session 5Parks and Recreation, Finance and Water Utilities (session to be held at the Parks and Recreation Center)March 6, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Session 6Police Department and Fire DepartmentMarch 13, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Session 7Budget Exercise, Final Thoughts and GraduationMarch 20, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Resident's Academy Schedule