The CityWorks Academy is a 14 session cirriculum. The events are Wednesdays or Tuesdays 6 to 9 p.m., and one closing ceremony event. Detailed dates and cirriculum will be available soon.

Registration for CityWorks Academy 2020 now open. Applications must be completed by July 31, 2020.

Sessions begin first week of September and conclude in mid-December. The classes will be limited. Participants will be selected based on this application. Participation is free and includes a light dinner. For more information visit www.austintexas.gov/cityworks, call (512) 974-2973, or email cara.welch@austintexas.gov.

The CityWorks Academy includes 13 three-hour Wednesday evening sessions (one Tuesday evening), and one closing ceremony event. Sessions begin September 5, 2018 and conclude the second week of December. The classes will be limited. Participants will be selected based on this application. Participation is free and includes a light dinner. For more information, visit www.austintexas.gov/cityworks, call (512) 974-2973, or email cara.welch@austintexas.gov..

Please limit answers to no more than 4,000 characters each. You may email longer responses to cityworks@austintexas.gov.

Why would you like to participate in Austin's CityWorks Academy? What do you hope to gain from the experience?

Please list some of the ways in which you have been involved in community activities, include examples:

In the future how would you like to make a difference in Austin?

List some of the topics and/or skills you would like to learn to make you a better leader for Austin.

In your opinion, what changes are needed to make Austin a better place to live?

Have you ever served on a board or commission for local government?

Are you interested in serving on a Board or Commission?

The City of Austin recognizes and supports the concept of balanced representation in the Academy. Every effort will be made to select members who represent Austin’s diverse community, including residents of all ethnic groups as well as people with disabilities.

If selected, I will devote the time necessary to meet graduation requirements. If chosen, I will attend at least 11 of the 14 sessions. I will continue to stay involved in City government to the best of my ability and act as an ambassador by sharing my knowledge with other Austinites.

Deadline for submitting applications is July 31, 2018. You can mail your completed application to City of Austin, CPIO, Attn: Cara Welch, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767. You can hand deliver your application to the Snell Building, 1050 E 11th St. Suite 200, Attn: Cara Welch. You can also e-mail it to: cara.welch@austintexas.gov or complete your application online at: www.austintexas.gov/cityworks.