The city of Tyler is accepting applications for the second annual Mayor’s Citizens Academy, according to a press release from the city.
Mayor Barbara Bass is hosting the academy as a way for residents to learn about each department within their local government and to promote involvement and transparency, the release stated.
“Citizens Academy is a great way for those who want to become involved in local government to learn about the organization,” Mayor Bass said in the release. “I am excited to once again offer this program to encourage citizen involvement,” she said.
During the 12-week program, presentations, tours and interactive sessions will be led by in-house experts from each city department as well as the mayor and city manager. Opportunities for questions and answers as well as discussion will be available during each class.
Applicants for the academy must be at least 18. The class starts April 11 and will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday for 12 weeks at various facilities around the city. Dinner will be provided each week.
To apply for the Mayor’s Citizens Academy, go to www.cityoftyler.org and access the “I Want To” drop down menu.