2017 Bright Idea
Winners:
City of Port St. Lucie, FL
January 1, 2017
Jurisdiction:
Florida

With a goal as defined by their strategic plan that Port St. Lucie in 2030 will be a "Safe; Beautiful; and Friendly City for All Ages,” the city council created City University, a program to familiarize residents with the structure and function of their municipal government and enable them to become more active participants in local government and better serve their community. The six-week program is run out of city hall and is guided by department heads and key city staff to ensure information exchange and engagement with the community.