4.1.20 Update

Please note, the Spring 2020 Citizens Academy has been postponed in accordance with the State of Michigan mandate and to align with CDC best practices as we all deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. 



2020 Citizens Academy Postponed


Sign up now for 2020 Birmingham Citizens Academy! City residents who are interested in increasing their knowledge about local government operations can apply now by going to the Citizens Academy Application. Applications are accepted on a first-come basis. The start date is April 21, 2020, with tentative dates below. 

Citizens Academy 2018
This free, interactive 8-week program is open 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 are offered on Tuesday nights from 6-8:30 p.m. and on some Thursday nights. If you would like to be contacted about future events in the city and get on a list to receive a notification of upcoming Citizens Academy plans, sign up at www.bit.ly/bhamnews.   

 

April 21
City Commission Room 205,
Birmingham City Hall, 151 Martin St.

SESSION 1
The Structure and Roles of City Government
Commission, City Manager, & City Clerk

April 23
City Commission Room 205,
Birmingham City Hall, 151 Martin St.

SESSION 2
The Building and Development Process
Engineering and Building

April 28
City Commission Room 205,
Birmingham City Hall, 151 Martin

SESSION 3
Building and Development
The Planning Process

April 30
Dept. of Public Services
851 S. Eton, Birmingham

SESSION 4
Parks and Public Services
Department of Public Services

May 5
City Commission Room 205,
Birmingham City Hall, 151 Martin

SESSION 5
Budgeting and Finance
Finance Department

May 7
556 W. Maple – Museum 6-7:15 pm
300 W. Merrill – Library 7:15-8:30

SESSION 6
Birmingham Museum &
Baldwin Public Library Services

May 12
Adams Fire Station
572 S. Adams

SESSION 7
Fire Department Services
Fire Department

May 14
Police Department
Birmingham City Hall, 151 Martin

SESSION 8
Police Department Services
Police Department, City Hall Building

May 18 (please arrive at 7pm)
City Commission Room 205,
Birmingham City Hall, 151 Martin

GRADUATION Night
City Hall during City Commission Meeting

 

(All dates subject to change)

For question, please contact James Gallagher at 248-530-1807 or jgallagher@bhamgov.org