The Alexandria City Academy is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 session. The City Academy is a 9 week program designed to offer our residents (over the age of 18) and business owners (located within the city limits) the opportunity to learn how their local government works and how they can become involved in the City. This program will also prepare individuals for public service on a board, commission, task force or other involvement in the City’s governance.
Participants will learn about the many responsibilities and functions of the City Government, the relationships between the City Departments and the community and how services are provided. The Academy’s goal is to educate the public and to increase awareness about what their local government does for them, provide an inside look into government operations, and to develop a better understanding of their role in city government.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Fall Session, which will begin on Thursday, September 10, and end on Thursday, November 5. Each class will begin at 6:45 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.; light refreshments will be provided. A Graduation Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 10 during the City Council Meeting. Class size is limited to 22 students. The deadline for registration is Friday, August 14.
Applications may be found and submitted online at alexandriava.gov/CityAcademy or picked up at City Hall, 301 King St., Room 1900. Submit the completed application by return email, regular mail, by fax to 703.838.6426, or in person to the above address. For additional information, contact Elaine Scott at 703.746.4317 or by email:firstname.lastname@example.org.