The mission of the Watauga 101-Citizens' Academy is to provide residents and business owners an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their City's government and services by providing knowledge and encouraging participation in a diverse setting which is conducive to building community. The Academy is designed to aid and facilitate in bridging the gap between residents and local government. The Academy will serve as a Community Engagement program which will teach the basic roles and functions of municipal government through presentations, tours and activities to educate and engage participants on the many responsibilities of City Council and City Staff. In the same respect, City leaders and staff will gain valuable knowledge about the priorities and needs of residents and business owners in the City.
The Academy is FREE of charge, however, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Academy participants will meet on average twice per month at predetermined areas throughout the City for approximately three (3) hours. The City may provide snacks and drinks since the Academy is scheduled in the evening and classes will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Each session will feature presentations from different City leaders and staff members representing various departments. In order for the Academy to be successful, every participant needs to attend all scheduled sessions. Participants may only be absent from two (2) sessions, however, the absences MUST be made up by attending two (2) City Council meetings prior to the end of the Academy.
For more information please contact the City Secretary's Office at 817.514.5825 or 817.514.5812.
|2021 WATAUGA 101-CITIZENS' ACADEMY SCHEDULE|
|September 2, 2021||Session 1 - Welcome and Introduction, City Organization and Structure, Economic Development|
|September 16, 2021||Session 2 - Human Resources / Information Technology|
|September 30, 2021||Session 3 - Public Works|
|October 7, 2021||Session 4 - Watauga Public Library|
|October 21, 2021||Session 5 - Police Department|
|November 4, 2021||Session 6 - Finance Department|
|November 18, 2021||Session 7 - Parks and Community Services|
|December 2, 2021||Session 8 - Fire Department|
|December 13, 2021||Graduation|