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Birmingham Citizens Academy

Deadline to register for the SPRING 2017 Citizens Academy is April 10, 2017

DPS 20161113 064Applications to reserve a spot in the 2017 Spring Birmingham Citizens Academy are being accepted in the City Manager's Office now through April 10, 2017. This free, interactive 7-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.

Sign up now for the 2017 Spring 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 or 248-530-1807.

The schedule for the 2017 Spring Birmingham Citizens Academy is:

Session 1 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - The Structure and Role of Government, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 2 - Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Fire Department Services, Adams Fire Station, 572 S. Adams, Birmingham
Session 3 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Police Department Services, Police Station, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 4 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Parks and Public Services, Dept. of Public Services, 851. S. Eton, Birmingham
Session 5 - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Budgeting and Finance, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 6 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - The Building and Development Process, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
******OFF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND WEEK - No class the week of May 30, 2017******
Session 7 - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - The Planning process, City Hall, 151 Martin Street, Birmingham
Session 8 - Thursday, June 8, 2017 - The Museum Experience and Behind the Books at the Library
Session 9 - Monday, June 12, 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: 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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