City Government Week
DeFuniak Springs Celebrates Florida City Government Week 2020
This page is designed to inform local citizens in DeFuniak Springs, FL of ways the City is celebrating and engaging in Florida's annual City Government Week observance October 19-23, 2020. This annual observance is orchestrated by the Florida League of Cities.
Since COVID makes in-person presentations and events challenging, the City is relying primarily on on-line presentations through Facebook, YouTube and live streaming video. See below for schedule of activities in DeFuniak Springs, FL and how you can engage.
Monday, October 19, 2020
- DeFuniak Springs VIDEO: What's New for Christmas Reflections 2020? The DeFuniak Springs Public Works Department has been fully engaged in upgrading the remarkable, annual Christmas light show held annually in our historic district. Find out what's new and how your next visit will be impacted. You might even learn something new about your own holiday decorations by watching this short video.
- Florida League of Cities VIDEO: "City Government 101" trivia questions. Watch this Florida League of Cities video and and out how much you know about how your local government works by visiting the City's Facebook page and answering trivia questions of the day.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
- DeFuniak Springs VIDEO: What is a proclamation? You hear about them all the time, but just what do they do? Why are they issued? By whom? Mayor Bob Campbell answers those questions. Find out how you can request a proclamation on something important to you.
- 8am: Mayor speaks to Walton Middle School Civic classes about "City Government 101" video. Challenging students to participate in state-wide essay contest
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
- DeFuniak Springs VIDEO: Who Decides on City Park Upgrades?: Your city parks are being upgraded in DeFuniak Springs, FL. Who are the people making upgrade recommendations to city council and how can you provide your own opinion about what should be in your parks? This video explains and is posted in observance of Florida City Government Week (Oct. 21-23, 2020).
Thursday, October 22, 2020
- DeFuniak Springs VIDEO: The Future of DeFuniak Springs, FL: DeFuniak Springs City Councilman Kevin Crystal explains what's in store for the City of DeFuniak Springs, FL in this armchair conversation. Find out how your community is about to change and how these changes may impact your family and lives.
Friday, October 23, 2020
- DeFuniak Springs VIDEO: What happened to the downtown business district in DeFuniak Springs, FL? Why did the historic downtown business district dry up in the 1970s and 80s? Councilman Henry D. Ennis has been involved with DeFuniak Springs City Government since the 1930s and explains what happened. Find out what's next in reviving the historic community. This video is posted in observance of Florida City Government Week 2020.