Apply Now for All About Wilson: a Citizens Academy 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Free classes offer behind-the-scenes look at local services
WILSON- Applications are being accepted now for this year’s Citizens Academy class. Only 20 slots are available for the free classes, and sessions begin September 18th.
All About Wilson: a Citizens Academy gives participants a chance to see city government in a way that most people can’t; they see how essential services are delivered and who’s making the decisions that touch us every day.
Examples include a tour of Buckhorn Lake, Wilson’s fiber optic network, Fire and Rescue facilities and even our Police station. You get to talk with the people who make Wilson work.
The goal of the annual classes is to promote transparency in local government, create a dialogue with local residents and develop future leaders. Through lectures, hands-on activities and interaction, participants gain insight into their local government’s day-to-day activities.
“The more citizens understand the role of local government and what is does, the more likely they are to become involved in the affairs of the community,” said Mayor Bruce Rose. “This is our city and we want everyone in it to take an interest and volunteer to make it an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Classes begin September 18th and run a total of nine consecutive weeks. Participants are required to commit to one Tuesday evening per week. Dinner will be provided free of charge.
Applications are available online at WilsonNC.org or by calling 296-3363.