The City of Austin has begun accepting applications for the ninth-annual CityWorks Academy. The academy is an opportunity for the Austin community to get involved in local government and to learn first-hand about the programs and services the City provides from the people who operate them.
The application deadline is July 21.
Participants will have the chance to learn the “A to Z” of City operations through 14 class sessions that conclude with a graduation ceremony. These sessions are designed to give participants a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at their City government.
Classes start the first week of September and end the second week of December. Each session will be held at a different City facility on either Tuesday or Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The CityWorks Academy will be led by City of Austin Executive Team members, Department Directors, and other City staff who will share information about the City’s operations and discuss key issues facing our community.
CityWorks Academy applications are available online or at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. (third floor reception area). CityWorks Academy is limited to 30 participants.
Since the program’s beginning in 2009, more than 150 Austin residents have graduated from the academy and several have gone on to serve on City boards, committees, and other leadership positions. Each year the City receives more than 250 applications for the 30 available spots.