To be eligible for the academy, participants must be a Georgetown resident, able to attend six out of eight classes and at least 21 years of age, the release said.
Classes will be held Sept. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5.
Participants of the academy will acquire a better understanding of Georgetown’s government, the community and its challenges. They will also learn to build relationships with local leaders, gain insight on using data to advocate for resources, understand how city departments operate and learn how to be an effective community leader.
“We are always looking at ways to not only improve civic engagement but inform people about what all the city does for them, their family and the community,” Mayor Josh Schroeder told Community Impact Newspaper. “This is an opportunity to not only learn but to also become an active resident who can be better equipped to serve and be an advocate for their community.”
The city is accepting applications for the academy from Aug. 1-Sept. 15. Participation in the academy is free. To apply to the academy, visit here.