Civic Leadership Academy

About the Academy
Have you ever wondered how potholes are repaired or how the fire department is able to respond so quickly to emergencies? How does the City of Lancaster prepare its budget or decide where a park should be located?

Citizens are welcome to learn the answers to these questions and more during our annual Civic Leadership Academy. Civic Leadership Academy is an 8-week program that teaches Lancaster residents about City of Lancaster operations.
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Mission
  • To improve citizens' understanding of city government
  • To develop citizen understanding of their role in city government
  • To provide an opportunity for citizens to become more involved in civic democracy
  • To see how tax dollars work to improve quality of life for all residents
  • To provide an inside look at the operations of the City of Lancaster
Eligibility
  • Not running or currently serving in a political office
  • Must be willing to commit to attendance of sessions
  • Must be a Lancaster resident or City employee
  • 18 year of age or older
Structure
  • Eight week class begins September 15, 2016
  • Weekly 2 hour classes (Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. excluding Thursday, October 6, 2016)
  • Participants will hear presentations from representatives of City departments and elected representatives
  • Light meal provided at each class for participants only from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Free to participants
  • Graduation Ceremony at a designated City Council Meeting
To apply for the upcoming Civic Leadership Academy please click the following link:
Civic Leadership Academy Application