Town of Duck FLOCK Academy

Are you looking to know more about the Town of Duck? What Council does? What does the Community Development Department do? How is the Town budget created? Why do we have local government?

You’re in luck. The Town of Duck is pleased to offer an opportunity for you to learn the answers to all of those questions and more with the FLOCK Academy. 

What is the FLOCK Academy?

The FLOCK Academy is a FREE, six- session course designed to provide key fundamental lessons of citizen knowledge for residents who want more insight on their local government in an engaging and interactive setting.

In each session, Department Directors will provide information about their respective departments and answer questions from students. Additionally, students will have the opportunity for activities, site visits, and field trips.  

We are committed to fostering a sense of community and civic engagement among residents and as part of that commitment, this program is designed to provide residents with an in-depth look at the inner workings of our town government. Participants will learn about a variety of topics, including:

  • The history and structure of town government
  • The roles and responsibilities of elected officials and Town staff
  • The town’s budget and financial management
  • The town’s departments and services
  • How to get involved in local government

Eligibility

The FLOCK Academy is open to residents of the Town of Duck with priority given to year- round residents as well as representatives from each HOA in Duck. The minimum age of enrollment is 18 years of age. Applicants must be able to attend all six sessions. Each session is 90 minutes long.

Classes will be capped at 20 participants. Members of Town Council, Planning Board, or Board of Adjustment are not eligible to apply.

Applications

The application period for the 2024 FLOCK Academy has closed.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2024 WINTER CITIZENS ACADEMY WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2024. APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2024. 

Applicants will be notified of admission by February 14, 2024. 

The application period for the 2024 FLOCK Academy has closed.

Schedule 

TopicDateTime
OrientationTuesday, March 55:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Intro to Local GovernmentTuesday, March 125:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Budgeting and FinanceTuesday, March 265:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Information and EventsTuesday, April 95:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Community Development Tuesday, April 235:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fire DepartmentTuesday, May 145:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Police Department Tuesday, May 285:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Graduation TBDTBD
For questions, please contact Kay Nickens at 252-255-5955 or via email at knickens@townofduck.com.