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. 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 that will teach the fundamental roles and functions of municipal government through presentations, tours, and activities to educate and engage participants on the many responsibilities of the 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.
Eligibility & Fees
The Academy is FREE of charge; however, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Be a current resident or business owner in the City of Watauga
Be 18 years or older
Be a registered voter in the State of Texas
Commit to attending all sessions and be an engaged participant
Not be a current Council Member
The 2022 Academy has been cancelled. The event will be reconsidered next year.
General Academy Information
Academy participants meet on average twice per month at predetermined areas throughout the City. The sessions last approximately three (3) hours, and classes start promptly at 6:30 pm. The City may provide snacks and drinks since the Academy is scheduled in the evening, and classes begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Each session will feature presentations from different City leaders and staff members representing various departments. For the Academy to be successful, every participant must attend all scheduled sessions. Participants may only be absent from two (2) sessions; however, you must make up those absences by attending two (2) City Council meetings before the end of the Academy.
Please contact the City Secretary's Office for more information or to let us know your interest in attending a future academy.