Huntington Beach plans Citizens Academy

April 9, 2018 by  

For the second time, the City of Huntington Beach is offering its Citizens Academy, a citywide, 10-week course that enables business owners and residents the opportunity of learning how the city operates, and what kinds of services it provides.

During the course, participants will have the chance to meet members of the city council, heads of the various city departments, and staff members. They will be able to see the operations of each department, learn how the city decides where to allocate its funds, and how officials make decisions. Participants will also be able to tour various city facilities and take part in discussions of plans for the future of Huntington Beach. Those who successfully complete nine out of the ten sessions will receive a completion certificate at a meeting of the city council.

Citizens’ academies—and police academies in particular—are being conducted in many municipalities across the country, as officials reach out to residents.

Applications are due by April 30 at 5:00 pm, and may be downloaded from the city’s website. The course itself begins May 15. Space is limited, so interested people should apply soon. The program is so popular the city asks that only one person from a family or business attend.

This type of event provides so much information, officials might like to work with a flyer printing company to develop a series of handouts for attendees.