Plano Citizens Academy
To allow Plano residents to experience a year within the life cycle of the city. The twelve month program will highlight a variety of programs, facilities and services at the actual times they are happening. As a Community Engagement program for the City of Plano, the Plano Citizens Academy will teach the basic roles and functions of municipal government through in-person simulations, tours and activities, as well as, online lectures of selected departments to educate and engage residents on council and city staff's responsibilities throughout the year.
Program size will be set at no more than forty participants to ensure a manageable, engaged and select group. Our focus is to create a group that is as diverse and dynamic as our community. The selection process will be mindful of applicants interested in pursuing the Citizens Fire and Police academies also.
- Opens a New Acceptance letters will be sent out on in late September along with the program itinerary, class schedule, and expectations.
Each month we will meet up in predetermined areas in the city for an hour and a half to two hours. The classes will be set after regular work hours or on the weekends for your convenience.
At these classes, participants will be learning about services like the Police's bomb squad, Emergency Management's disaster kits and Plano's Animal Shelter.
The class requires you attend one evening a month, with a couple of classes being held on Saturday mornings. Most classes will be held on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
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OCT 2 | Introduction Class
OCT 9 | Parks and Recreation
NOV 13 | Plano Fire-Rescue
DEC 11 | Economic Development and Planning
JAN 8 | Neighborhood Services and Budget
FEB 12 | Plano Emergency Management
MARCH 12 | Sustainability and Environmental Education Department | Animal Services
APRIL 20 | Love Where You Live
MAY 14 | Plano Police
JUNE 11 | Plano 911 and Engineering
JULY 27 | Library
AUG 22 | Boards and Commissions Reception
SEPT 9 | Volunteers In Plano and Graduation