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What is CityU?

CityU is an educational opportunity for local citizens to learn how the City of Florence functions as a municipality.

This six-week course is a general government class designed to give participants a unique learning experience and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the daily operations in the City of Florence.

Our Mission:

The mission of CityU is to provide Florence citizens the opportunity to expand their knowledge of city operations so that they can access services necessary to maintain and improve their quality of life. This course will allow participants to learn the roles and relationships between City Council, its boards & commissions, City administration and City staff. They will also receive an overview of the budget planning process, development review process and various other responsibilities of City government.

Each session will provide an interactive learning experience and will have appearances by department directors. At the end of the six-weeks, students will have the opportunity to attend a City Council Meeting and receive an official CityU Graduation Certificate.

Who Qualifies?

Residents and citizens who live and/or work within the city limits of Florence are given first priority! County residents will be accepted upon availability.

This course is limited to 25 participants and will be selected on a first come/first serve basis. Please see course details below. If you have any questions, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (843) 665-3113.


Gain Knowledge:


Receive insight from the source about your local city government with presentations from various city departments.

Get Connected:


Meet other citizens and connect with the people in your community to build lasting relationships.

Get Involved:


Develop your interest in local government by serving on a volunteer board, commission or committee for the City of Florence.

Phone Number:
(843) 665-3113
324 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: Closed