Learn how Snoqualmie works at the Citizens Academy, starting Sept. 12

The city of Snoqualmie is offering a free seven-week course for citizens to get a first-hand look at how Snoqualmie’s government works. The sessions will be led by Snoqualmie city leaders, officials, and department heads. Sessions will be informal, interactive and fun. Some sessions will include tours of city facilities including public works, the fire department, and police department.

The course begins on September 12 with a look back at Snoqualmie’s history and a look to the future. Over seven weeks, participants will learn what a mayor-council form of government is; where city revenues come from; where property taxes go; who is responsible for capital planning; how public safety programs are put into action; how citizens can be more involved in the decisions that influence quality of life and more.

Session times are 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, with a Saturday session on Oct. 6 at the Snoqualmie Police Department. A certificate of completion is awarded at the city council meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22.

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