Citizens Academy


CLIP ART.jpgYour City Council lists citizen involvement as one of its top priorities. They understand that the best tool to demystify local government is communication – as a result, the Citizens Academy was born. Midlothian’s Citizens Academy can best be described as “Governmentology 101”.

The class is a fun, hands-on, interactive learning experience about City services, programs and responsibilities. Members will learn about challenges to city government, budget limitations, day-to-day operations and state mandates. The course will consist of informative presentations and interesting tours that focus on City departments and functions. Settings will be casual and comfortable.
The number one goal of our Academy is to develop well-informed citizens, one class at a time. Hopefully our graduates will take their specialized knowledge of how local government works back to their respective neighborhoods to generate interest so that others will participate in future sessions.
  • The class is FREE and meals/snacks will be provided; please notify us if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Participants must commit to attend all scheduled sessions.
  • Classes are limited to 16 participants; residents living within the city limits will be taken first then ETJ residents will be accepted until the class reaches the maximum number
  • Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

2019 Session 

The spring 2019 Citizens Academy will be held on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm, from March 21, 2019 to May 2, 2019.  The schedule will be as follows:

March 21, 2019 City Hall, 104 W. Avenue E
March 28, 2019 Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle
April 4, 2019 City Hall, 104 W. Avenue E
April 11, 2019 Fire Administration, 100 W. Avenue F
April 18, 2019 Public Works, 1050 N. Hwy 67
April 25, 2019 Justice Center, 1150 N. Hwy 67
May 2, 2019 Water Treatment Plant #2, 1761 Auger Rd.

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