The 2008 Alexandria Citizens Academy begins on Sept. 25. The 8-week Academy provides an opportunity for residents to learn about city government through first-hand experience and to gain exposure to the wide range of government functions, services, activities and issues.
Classes are held every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Class size is limited to 1520 people and is open to city residents over the age of 18 and/or owners of businesses located in the city. The majority of the classes will be held in the Council Workroom at City Hall (301 King Street), however, a few classes will be held at different locations throughout the city.
The purpose of the Academy is threefold:
1. Create a cadre of informed residents who will be better able to become involved in community activities, will volunteer for Council-appointed boards, commissions, and task forces or will otherwise become involved in the citys governance.
2. Provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the City of Alexandrias government through first-hand experience and gain exposure to the wide range of government functions, services, activities and issues.
3. Obtain feedback from residents regarding governmental programs and services.
The deadline for applications is Sept. 15. For more information and/or an application visit www.alexandriava.gov/citizensacademy or call Elaine Scott, Office of Citizen Assistance, at 703-838-4800.