Everyone is Talking about Resident Academy


The Resident Academy is an interactive program for residents who are interested in learning about their local government. This exciting and informative program is offered four times a year; January, April, July, and October.

Our ultimate goal for the Resident Academy is to alleviate the confusion, questions, or misinformation that exist throughout the community regarding the responsibilities and functions of the Community Development Districts.

During this program, there is an introduction to District operations and structure as well as 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. You will have the opportunity to hear Department Directors speak from Utilities, Public Safety, Landscaping, Budget, Recreation, Community Watch, Customer Service, Finance, Executive Golf, Purchasing, Property Management, Community Standards, Human Resources, and the District Clerk. The Department Directors will also be available to answer questions or make appointments for those seeking additional information. Each attendee receives a spiral binder containing pertinent information and the presentation to take with them for future reference.

The next Resident Academy program will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the Savannah Center, located at 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, Florida. If you are interested in attending this exciting program, you can register online at , on the main page under Quick Links simply click on Resident Academy and at the bottom of the page click on the Register Now! button. 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.

Kenny Blocker,
District Manager


EDITOR’S NOTE:  The VHA welcomes Kenny Blocker, the new District Manager.  He succeeds Richard Baier, whom we wish all the best as he retires.  We have appreciated Mr. Baier’s monthly column, and look forward to Mr. Blocker’s contributions going forward.