Are you curious about how your city government works? Are you interested in participating in discussions and decisions that affect your quality of life? Do you want to see what the inside of a sewer pipe really looks like?
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 past.
Over the 5-week program, City of Victoria staff and partners will discuss the impact and background of a number of topics.
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.