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: