To apply for the academy go to www.cityoftyler.org and access the “I Want To” drop down menu.
Mayor Barbara Bass is hosting the second annual Mayor’s Citizens Academy as a way for residents to learn about each department within their local government. The academy is tailored to individuals who are interested in learning more about municipal government and how the city operates, the news release stated.
Ideal candidates are residents looking to get involved with the city by serving on a board or commission, volunteering with one of the departments or running for city council or mayor. The class size is limited to 20 people.
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, according to the release.
Applicants for the academy must be at least 18 years old. The class starts April 11 and will meet each Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks at various facilities around the city. Dinner will be provided each week.