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Birmingham Residents Invited to Apply for Citizens Academy

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(City of Birmingham, Sept. 116, 2016)

Birmingham, MI – Applications to reserve a spot in the 2016 Fall Birmingham Citizens Academy are now being accepted in the City Manager’s Office through September 23, 2016. This free, interactive 7-week program is open only to Birmingham residents 18 years or older and is designed to provide a fun, informative learning experience for citizens who want to know how the City of Birmingham operates. Classes will be offered on Tuesday nights from 6-8:30 p.m. and space is limited. The process to start enrollment is to apply using an online ctechadapplication, which can be emailed or sent in via mail. (see link below).

Information on the Fall 2016 Citizens Academy
The City of Birmingham announced Monday, July 11, that it will provide its second Birmingham Citizens Academy program. This free program provides participants with an interactive learning experience and allows residents to find out more about municipal government services, programs and responsibilities. It helps residents understand how the City of Birmingham operates, and how City Departments, Committees and Commissions work together. City residents who are interested in increasing their knowledge about local government operation can apply now by going to the Citizens Academy Application. Applications are accepted on a first come basis.
The Citizens Academy will generally meet on Tuesday nights from 6 – 8:30 p.m. with a graduation on a Monday City Commission meeting. The sessions will be limited to a total of 20-30 participants to ensure a quality experience for all participants. Participants must be 18 GT ad 04years of age or older and must be a resident of the City of Birmingham. For further information about the Citizens Academy, contact Joellen Haines, Assistant to the City Manager, at jhaines@bhamgov.org or 248-530-1807.

The schedule for the 2016 Fall Birmingham Citizens Academy is forthcoming. The Spring 2016 schedule was:

Session 1 – April 12, 2016 – The Structure and Role of Government, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 2 – April 19, 2016 – Police Department Services, Police Station, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 3 – April 26, 2016 – Fire Department Services, Adams Fire Station, 572 S. Adams, garden16_laura_bermanBirmingham
Session 4 – May 3, 2016 – The Building and Development Process, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 5 – May 10, 2016 – Parks and Public Services, Dept. of Public Services, 851. S. Eton, Birmingham
Session 6 – May 17, 2016 – Budgeting and Finance, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 7 – Monday, May 23, 2016 – Graduation during City Commission meeting, Room 205 Commission Room, City Hall

More info: http://www.bhamgov.org/residents/citizens_academy.php

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