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Posted on: October 16, 2023

St. Augustine recognizes Florida City Government Week

Florida City Government Week 2023

Proclamation, social media campaign promotes city government

On Monday, October 9, the City of St. Augustine City Commission proclaimed the week of October 16-22, Florida City Government Week, joining other cities across the state in recognizing the many services provided by city governments and their contributions to a better quality of life in Florida.  Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents, it is important that residents understand how their city operates.

“Florida City Government Week is an opportunity to remind residents of just how much our city does – from the services we provide and the employees who do the work, to the leadership of our volunteer citizen boards and our elected officials,” City Manager David Birchim observed.  “It’s also a time to reflect on the importance of being informed about our initiatives, being active participants in our events, and getting involved.”

City government is administered by and for its citizens and is dependent upon public commitment to carry out its responsibilities. Outreach, educational programs, partnerships with civic organizations, and public workshops are just some of the ways the city can encourage and facilitate better understanding with residents. 

Florida City Government Week, sponsored by the Florida League of Cities, is a weeklong celebration that raises awareness about the importance of municipal government and its daily impact on residents. The League is the official organization of the municipal governments in Florida.

Learn more about the City Government Week campaign and other city programs, events, and initiatives on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter) @CityStAug.

For media inquiries, contact Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307 or via email at

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