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Citizens Academy Registration is now open

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. This is the ninth year that Snoqualmie is holding the Citizens Academy.

To date, 119 people have graduated from the program, many of them becoming leaders in the community, serving on city commissions or boards.

The Citizens Academy 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 will begin Wednesday, Sept. 10, with a look back at Snoqualmie’s history and a look forward to the city’s future.

Over the 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; and how citizens can be more involved in the decisions that influence quality of life.

A video with interviews of alumni describing their experience is on the city website, along with the detailed curriculum.

A link is available on the city website at www.cityofsnoqualmie.org in the “Public Input” box.

Registration is open now for this course. There is no cost to citizens, but space is limited, and the spots fill quickly.

Citizens Academy applications are on the city website.

For more information about the course or registration, contact Jodi Warren, City Clerk, at (425) 888-1555 ext. 1118 or send e-mail to jwarren@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.


 

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