Citizens Academy

From city streets to park trails, staff at the City of Victoria lay the foundations for the community to connect and grow. In this year’s Citizens Academy program, residents will discover how the City plans for future growth while preserving its natural amenities.

Over the 5-week program, City of Victoria staff and partners will discuss the impact and background of a number of topics.

Citizens Academy 2023 Example Sessions

Citizens Academy Session #1 Example Information

Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1670 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 55386

  • Welcome 
  • Meet Victoria Today: An Overview of the City of Victoria
  • A Look at Victoria Before: A History of Victoria

Citizens Academy Session #2 Example Information

Location: Public Works Building, 8001 Bavaria Road, Victoria, MN 55386

  • Keeping Victoria Together: The Many Jobs of Public Works
  • A Map of Victoria: Laying the Groundwork to Grow

Citizens Academy Session #3 Example Information

Location: Victoria Fire Station, 1500 80th Street, Victoria, MN 55386

  • Keeping Victoria Safe: A Look at Public Safety in Victoria 
  • Protecting Victoria: Inside the Victoria Fire Department

Citizens Academy Session #4 Example Information

Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1670 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 55386

  • A Growing Victoria: Planning What’s Next for Victoria
  • Victoria’s Voice: The Election Process in Victoria

Citizens Academy Session #5 Example Information

Location: Picnic Shelter, Wassermann Lake Preserve, 9175 Church Lake Blvd, Victoria, MN 55386

  • Victoria, City of Lakes & Parks: A Place to Connect and Enjoy the Outdoors
  • A Responsible Victoria: Balancing the Needs of Victoria

The Victoria Citizens Academy draws on learning from successful citizen academies across the nation. These academies are often modeled after citizens police academies, which began in the mid-1980’s as a tool to foster stronger citizen commitment to police department and community, in an effort to reduce crime. Citizen police academies are now popular in communities large and small throughout the country.

Program Details

Dates: Thursdays, April 6 to May 4, 2023
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: City Hall and City Buildings Around Victoria
Capacity: Limited

Contact Us

Kendra Grahl
Communications & Public Engagement Manager
Email Kendra Grahl