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Resident Academy

The Resident Academy is an interactive program for residents who are interested in learning about their local government. Our ultimate goal for the Resident Academy is to alleviate the confusion, questions, or mis-information that exists throughout the community regarding the responsibilities and functions of the Community Development Districts. During this program, participants will receive an in-depth look at the various District Departments and how they work together to make this the best community to live, work and play. Department Directors will also be available to answer questions or make appointments for those seeking additional information. The following schedule gives a description of the departments that participants will have the opportunity to visit and interact with. If you are interested in becoming a part of this exciting program, register by clicking on the Register Now! button below. You can also register in person at one of the District Customer Service Centers or at any Regional Recreation Center. If you have any questions, please call the Customer Service Center at 352-753-4508.

District Orientation

The safety of residents, guests, staff and visitors in The Villages community continues to be of utmost importance to the District. To comply with social distancing guidelines, many District programs including CDD Orientation and Resident Academy remain canceled. Thank you to those residents who have contacted us to inquire as to when these valuable programs will resume! As social distancing continues to remain imperative, the District created a video presentation called District Orientation that provides an overview on The Villages Community Development Districts’ operation and District Departments and Staff that help make The Villages a premier community. Please click the following link to view the videos and presentations- District Orientation.

Introduction to District operations and structure:

  • History of Special Districts
  • Benefits of Special Districts
  • 17 Special Districts
  • Village Center Community Development District
  • Sumter Landing Community Development District
  • Brownwood Community Development District
  • Districts 1-13
  • North Sumter Utility Dependent District

Presentations from the following District departments:

  • Human Resources
  • Utilities
  • Public Safety
  • Landscaping 
  • District Clerk
  • Budget
  • Recreation
  • Community Watch
  • Customer Service
  • Finance
  • Executive Golf
  • Property Management
  • Community Standards

Interactive Tours:

  • North Sumter Utilities
  • Fire Headquarters

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430
Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at to report any concerns you might have.