City of Carbondale Launching “Citizens Academy”

City of Carbondale Launching “Citizens Academy”

Carbondale – 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.