Citizens Academy

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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 the full day session.
  • Classes are limited to 15 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.

2018 Session 

The spring 2018 Citizens Academy will be held on Friday, May 4 from 8:30am - 5pm.  The schedule will be as follows:
8:30am - Meet at City Hall
9:00am - Begin tours of Water Treatment Plant, Public Works Service Center, and Parks
12:30pm - lunch at City Hall
2:00pm - Tour of Fire Station #1 and Fire Admin
 

Registration for the 2018 Session is now closed.