Seventh Grade civics students from Dan McCarty Middle School (DMMS) visited Fort Pierce City Hall on Wednesday, May 18 to learn more about municipal government. Mayor Linda Hudson presented the school with a grant of $500.00 from the Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities (TCRLC). The grant is offered for civics education to one middle school per jurisdiction in the 13 cities in the Treasure Coast. It is intended to teach 7th grade civics students how city government differs from county, state and federal governments and how to actively participate in the democratic process. In addition to Mayor Linda Hudson, City Manager Nick Mimms, and Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney spoke to the students about their roles in city government.
“My goal is to provide a lasting learning experience for students in the 7th grade, where they study government and how it works on different levels,” said Mayor Hudson. “The check is for Dan McCarty Middle School civics teachers to spend on the student’s civics educational opportunities. Thanks to DMMS Principal, Felicia Nixon, and the 7th grade civics teachers for allowing the City of Fort Pierce to show our young people how much we care about them.”
The purposes of the Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities (TCRLC) are to promote communication among the municipalities and the municipal leaders of the Treasure Coast region, to foster cooperative action in meeting common needs, provide assistance to individual municipalities, to represent the Treasure Coast area municipalities to the state league of cities, the state legislature, state agencies, the Office of the Governor and cabinet, and to promote good municipal government throughout the Treasure Coast.