Clearwater 101 Citizens Academy Program

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Large image of city logo with grad cap and the words Citizens AcademyClearwater 101 is an interactive program that focuses on educating citizens about the city's governmental processes. Elected officials, department directors and other city staff will host unique and informative sessions designed to give citizens hands-on experience in city government operations. Join other citizens who help keep our community strong by actively participating in civic affairs.

When We Meet

The 18th class of the annual Citizens Academy program will begin in September 2019. The 10-session curriculum that follows will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through graduation in November. Participants must attend eight of ten sessions in order to graduate from the program.

Application Period Is Closed

The application period for the 2018 program is closed. Applications will be available for the 2019 class in July 2019.

Program History

The first Clearwater 101 Citizens Leadership Academy began with a picnic held at Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center on Sept.14, 2002. Recognizing that residents are the city's most important assets, officials designed the program to help residents become more actively involved in local government.

Citizens Academy

Updated on 11/21/2018 4:46 PM

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