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
503-570-1502; evans@ci.wilsonville.or.us

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 ci.wilsonville.or.us/Academy.   For additional information, contact Zoe Monahan, Assistant to the City Manager, at 503-570-1503; monahan@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

 

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