Q. How can I register for the classes?A.
You may register online by clicking the Schedule & Registration
link or by phone at 239-533-0838.Q. What happens after I am registered?A.
A confirming email or letter will be sent to advise you that you are registered in the class you have selected. Approximately two weeks before your class begins, you will receive an information packet including maps, where to park, lunch details, etc.
Q. Can individuals with limited mobility attend the LeeGROWS program?A
. Absolutely. Lee County complies with the ADA. We are flexible in accommodating individuals with limited mobility. Numerous participants with canes, walkers and wheelchairs have attended the LeeGROWS program. Requests for reasonable accommodation must be made at the time of registration or five business days in advance of the five-week session. For those individuals who are unable to participate on some specific tours, they can stay in the presentation classroom or stay seated on the bus. Contact us by phone at 239-533-0838, or email LeeGROWS@leegov.com
. Persons using TDD may contact Joan LaGuardia through Florida Relay Service 711.
Q. Will I be able to discuss and debate the issues of the day with staff?A.
LeeGROWS is intended to show participants the daily operation of Lee County Government to see how tax dollars are spent. Citizens who are interested in discussing or debating issues can attend weekly Board of County Commissioners meetings allowing citizen input, call or write letters to their elected officials, or join on one of the County Commissioners' many advisory committees.Q. Do you cancel many sessions because of weather?A.
Except for severe weather, such as a hurricane, this is a "rain or shine" program.Q. If I need to cancel a class, how do I handle?A.
If possible, notify us three business days prior to the start date. If you need to cancel the day of a class, call 239-533-2221.
Q. Can I make up missed sessions?A.
Yes. Contact staff at LeeGROWS@leegov.com
to make arrangements.Q. What if I have additional questions not addressed above?A.
If you have further questions about LeeGROWS not included in this list, email us at LeeGROWS@leegov.com
, or call us at 239-533-0838.
Q. Can I bring my own lunch to the classes?
A. Yes, you may bring your own cold lunch, snacks, and drinks. We do not have the ability to warm or refrigerate food, so please do not bring anything that requires heating. You may bring a small, insulated container for those items that must remain cooled.
Q. Is a vegetarian lunch option available?
A. Yes, you can opt for a vegetarian lunch option. However, if you have any special dietary limitations or needs, we may not be able to accommodate them. You may bring your own cold lunch.
Q. How long is each day of the program?
A. The LeeGROWS program classes are scheduled from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Times may vary.
Q. I have a friend/family member visiting from out of town for a week. Can I bring them with me to class?
A. This program is intended for the citizens of Lee County and has limited space. Participants can miss a day and make up the missed class during another session.
Q. As a LeeGROWS participant, what should I expect?
A. Participants can expect a combination of sitting and walking. There are days we will be walking while touring on-site facilities and days with more sitting. There are tours and visiting different buildings each week. Some days involve more walking than others. Information about each week’s schedule and what to expect will be provided prior to each week’s class.
Q. Can children attend LeeGROWS?
A. Participants must be 14 years of age, anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 must be accomponied by a legal guardian.
Q. If I need to cancel a class, how do I handle?
If possible, notify us three business days prior to the start date. If you need to cancel the day of a class, email us at leeGROWS@leegov.com
or call 239-839-8168.