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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.

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

Interactive Tours:

  • North Sumter Utilities
  • Fire Headquarters

Upcoming Dates

October 22, 2024
 Savannah Recreation Center

January 29, 2025
 Eisenhower Recreation

April 29, 2025
 Rohan Recreation

October 21, 2025
 Savannah Recreation

January 20, 2026
 Eisenhower Recreation

April 28, 2026
 Rohan Recreation

October 20, 2026
 Laurel Manor Recreation

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

or click the link below to file your request electronically.

     Public Records Requests

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.