About Lebanon Citizens Academy

What exactly is Lebanon Citizens Academy? 

It is an 11-week program designed to educate residents about the inner workings of their local government. The academy usually consists of one class per week, in the evening hours, where participants will hear from staff, tour facilities, and partake in hands-on demonstrations.

What can you expect from the investment of your time?

You can expect to learn the ins-and-outs of your local government, from the processes to the people responsible for providing the services. Classes generally cover the following topics: 

  • City Management
  • City Clerk Duties 
  • Boards, Commissions, and Committees
  • Planning and Development
  • Recreation and Parks Services
  • Library Services
  • Public Safety (ie. Police and Fire)
  • Public Works 
  • Airport

You can view previous sessions on our Citizen Academy Courses page to get an idea of what to expect. 

When do classes begin?

Classes usually begin in February and we begin taking applications in December/January. Check our Apply page to find out when the next academy is scheduled to occur. 

Who Can Enroll?

Any resident of Lebanon/West Lebanon who is at least 18 years of age. Minimum enrollment for each session is 15; maximum is limited to 30 participants.

How can I learn more?

Subscribe to our weekly edition of LebNews to receive updates about the next session of Citizens Academy. You can also contact the City Manager’s office using the contact portal with questions.

Be a voice in your community… learn all you can and pass it along!