Georgetown seeks applicants for leadership academy

Interested residents can apply for the city's leadership academy to learn about how to be an effective leader. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Interested residents can apply for the city's leadership academy to learn about how to be an effective leader. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Interested residents can apply for the city's leadership academy to learn about how to be an effective leader. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city is seeking applications for the new Georgetown Civic Leadership Academy intended to educate and connect existing and upcoming community leaders interested in serving Georgetown, according to a July 20 news release.

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.
By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.



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