City Seeks Civic-Minded Community Members to Join 2020 Citizens Academy

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City of Wilsonville NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Sept. 3, 2019

Contact:     Bill Evans, Communications and Marketing Manager

WILSONVILLE, OR — The City of Wilsonville is now accepting applications for the 2020 Citizens Academy, a civic engagement program that features meetings, lectures and tours developed to prepare participants for service on City boards and commissions or other roles with local government and/or non-profit agencies in the community.

From January to March, the Citizens Academy is meeting every other Thursday, 6-8 pm, at City Hall., The program also includes day-time trips to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and the State Capitol in Salem. Participants attend a graduation ceremony during the evening meeting of the Wilsonville City Council on Apr. 6.

“This educational program provides a great way for residents and members of Wilsonville’s workforce to become more familiar with the City,” Mayor Tim Knapp said. “It’s a great way to gain an understanding of City programs and to meet the staff and elected officials who serve Wilsonville.”

Citizens Academy participants meet other civic-minded residents and receive an overview of many core functions – including city planning, public works, transit, public safety services and more – presented by City staff and elected officials.

Previous participants in the program include City Councilors Kristin Akervall and Ben West, as well as several appointees to City boards.

Source:  Bill Evans.  City of Wilsonville. 9.3.19

The program is provided at no charge. Participation is limited to 25 applicants. Apply online by Oct. 31 at   For additional information, contact Zoe Monahan, Assistant to the City Manager, at 503-570-1503;


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