Welcome to Flagler County! If you’re new to the area, you may be looking for ways to get involved and become part of the community—and fortunately for you, there is no shortage of great ways to do that. Ours is a community that focuses on supporting one another and collectively enjoying our beautiful nook of East Central Florida. In today’s blog, we will be looking at a few of the easiest and most rewarding ways to integrate yourself and your family into your new community.
Join a local club or organization
There are few better ways to find your place in the community than by joining a local club or organization that matches your interests. Book clubs, outdoor groups and other niche offerings aren’t just for schools—adults can and do get involved in these fun opportunities every day here in Flagler County! Your neighborhood, local library or grocery store are all great spots to look out for fliers and other info on these types of organizations.
Get to know local government
Getting to know and understand local government isn’t informative—it’s a rewarding experience that can offer you valuable insights into the thoughts and decisions that go into everything Flagler County has to offer. The county actually offers a unique opportunity to see local government in action—known as the Citizens’ Academy, this free nine-week program is a fantastic way to familiarize yourself with the inner workings of our county government. This is perfect for those new to the area, those who want to reintegrate themselves into the community and those who are thinking about bringing their business to Flagler County.
Volunteering is a hugely beneficial act that helps the community, while giving you the chance to get involved with others with a similar mindset. Whether you have a passion for helping animals or caring for needy families in the area, you will be sure to find a charity, organization or other opportunity that lets you put your passion to good use.
Participate in sports
Participating in local sports—whether as a player or the parent of one—can be a fantastic way to stay active and build connections with others in the process. Visit your specific city website to learn about what’s offered for both kids and adults—you might be surprised at just how many opportunities there are!
Keep an eye out for upcoming events
As always, keep an eye out for upcoming events while browsing online or visiting local stores. You don’t want to miss out on the great community events being offered every week here in Flagler County. Be sure to stop by flaglerchamber.org if you’re looking for something fun to do—they have a complete listing of everything from musical events to volunteer opportunities to informative local seminars, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Are you ready to get involved? No matter what you do—whether you simply take strolls through the neighborhood or join a local organization—you’ll be sure to make a difference and plenty of memories in the process.