The City of Carbondale is launching a new Citizens Academy program beginning this Fall. The six-week program is designed to give residents an inside look at city government.
“This program will allow residents a behind the scenes look at daily operations of the City and hopefully develop a greater understanding of how our city works," said Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams.
Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at various City properties. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with City staff, tour facilities and learn more about how city government works.
The Citizens Academy schedule is as follows:
- 9/19: City Hall
- 9/26: Public Works
- 10/3: Public Works
- 10/10: Police Department
- 10/17: Fire Department
- 10/24: Graduation
The program is free and open to anyone 18 and older. Class size is limited to 20 people. To sign up, contact Faith Johnson at (618) 457-3229. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, September 12 at 5 p.m.
“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”