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Birmingham Citizens Academy

Deadline to register for the FALL 2017 Citizens Academy is September 15, 2017

DSC00848Applications to reserve a spot in the 2017 Fall Birmingham Citizens Academy are being accepted in the City Manager's Office now through Sept. 15, 2017. This free, interactive 8-week program is open only to Birmingham residents 18 years or older and is designed to provide a fun, informative learning experience for citizens who want to know how the City of Birmingham operates. Classes will be offered on Tuesday nights from 6-8:30 p.m. and on 2 Thursday nights. Register now; space is limited. The sessions will be limited to a total of 20-30 participants to ensure a quality experience for all participants.  Pictured right: Spring 2017 Graduates.

Sign up now for 2017 Fall Citizens Academy

City residents who are interested in increasing their knowledge about local government operation can apply now by going to the Citizens Academy Application. Applications are accepted on a first come basis. For further information about the Citizens Academy, contact Joellen Haines, Assistant to the City Manager, at jhaines@bhamgov.org or 248-530-1807.

Schedule for the 2017 Fall Birmingham Citizens Academy
Session 1 - Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 - The Structure and Role of Government, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 2 - Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 - Police Department Services, Police Station, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 3 - Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 - The Planning process, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 4 - Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 - Fire Department Services, Adams Fire Station, 572 S. Adams, Birmingham
Session 5 - Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 - The Building and Development Process, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 6 - Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 - Budgeting and Finance, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 7 - Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 - Parks and Public Services, Dept. of Public Services, 851. S. Eton, Birmingham
Session 8 - Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 - The Birmingham Museum Experience/Baldwin Public Library- Behind the Books 
Session 9 - Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 - Graduation - City Commission meeting, Room 205 Commission Room, City Hall

 
Pictured below: The Spring 2016 Birmingham Citizens Academy - 1st Graduating Class
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Below: the Fall 2016 graduating Birmingham Citizens Academy class and City Commissioners:
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Below: Planning Director Jana Ecker takes residents on walking downtown class tour.
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Below: The class gets a little evening lesson on the latest police vehicle technology in police cars.
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At the Dept. of Public Services, class members got their feet wet understanding how sewer pipes operate.
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The Fire Department puts on a class everyone will remember and appreciate.
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Classroom time is filled with questions, quizzes and useful information.
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