Learn all about your city government at this five-week course.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Hennepin County is now taking registrations for their Citizens Academy.
The following was released by Hennepin County: Have you ever wondered how county taxes are assessed and where your tax money goes? Would you like to learn what goes into plowing county roads every winter? The Hennepin County Citizens Academy helps residents better understand the scope of county government by giving attendees the chance to interact face-to-face with county leaders and elected officials, including the commissioners, county administrator, sheriff, county attorney and department directors. Behind-the-scenes tours also give residents the chance to see their county government in action. Sessions will be held weekly at facilities throughout the county on Wednesdays from 6:30–9 p.m. April 3 through May 15. Each session will cover …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Mike Mornson discussed the Citizens Academy and Engaging Raspberry Renters program at the 2012 League of Minnesota Cities Conference.
Last week, about 400 elected and appointed city officials gathered in Duluth for the 2012 League of Minnesota Cities Conference and Marketplace. This year, Hopkins City Manager Mike Mornson was among the conference presenters. He told other officials about ways Hopkins has gotten residents interested in city government and attracted people to serve on commissions and the City Council—focusing on the Citizens Academy and also noting the Engaging Raspberry Renters program. The Citizens Academy, alone, has had 225 participants—with four becoming council members, 17 becoming board and commission members and 11 joining the Community Emergency Response Team. The presentation was well received, and several officials who attended said they planned…
Friday, February 10, 2012
Apply today for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Law Enforcement Academy.
(The following news release came from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.) Would you like to tour the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab? Tour the Jail? Patrol Headquarters? Meet our K-9’s and watch them conduct an apprehension demonstration? Apply today for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Law Enforcement Academy and you will get an inside look at the Sheriff’s Office. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek invites you to participate in this hands-on academy. During classes you will learn about the Sheriff’s Office DWI enforcement, responsibilities of the patrol division and narcotics unit, tour the Hennepin County Jail and Courts. The academy is a must for anyone who just wants to learn how law enforcement and the …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The program starts March 1.
It’s not too late to learn about how your community works. Hopkins still has openings for its annual Citizens Academy. The five-week program is designed to give residents an inside look at city departments and programs through interactive sessions designed to be fun and informative. Each city department will give attendees a look at its operations. The sessions take place Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 1 through March 29. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Hopkins. Those who are interested in applying should download the PDF to the right of this article or send an e-mail to CitizensAcademy@hopkinsmn.com. Click here for additional information on the Citizens Academy.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The sessions take place Thursdays March 1 through March 29.
Hopkins is taking applications for its Citizens Academy. The five-week program is designed to give residents an inside look at city departments and programs through interactive sessions designed to be fun and informative. Each city department will give attendees a look at its operations. The sessions take place Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 1 through March 29. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Hopkins. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Those who are interested in applying should download the PDF to the right of this article or contact Assistant City Manager Jim Genellie at email@example.com or 952-548-6303.