Citizens Academy

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Our Citizens Academy is an interactive, immersive experience designed to give our city residents an up-close look at their City government in action. Citizens Academy is held once per year and is open to city residents ages 18 and older. Class size is limited.

This civic education program is designed to provide our citizens with a deeper understanding of how their city government works, and give them more information about the daily operations and services provided by the City. The class meets weekly for 8 weeks.  

The application period for the 2024 Citizens Academy is now open. The 2024 class will begin on January 9, 2024, with classes held each Tuesday through graduation on Feb. 27. See the links below for the class schedule, general program rules and information, and frequently asked questions. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application and submit it along with the required Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, no later than Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Those selected to participate will be notified no later than Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.  

2024 Citizens Academy Class Schedule

2024 Citizens Academy General Information and FAQs