The City of Champaign is proud to announce an exciting new opportunity for residents to learn about the inner workings of local government. The new Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operation of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement. The 11-class Academy will cover topics like public safety, infrastructure maintenance, Council-Manager government, neighborhood programs, planning, economic development, and more. After attending the Academy, participants will have a better understanding of the complexities of operating a municipal government and what goes on behind the scenes to support Champaign’s high quality, essential public services. Registration for the Academy is now open.
The Champaign City Government 101 Academy is free and open to Champaign residents 16 and older. Classes will meet at 6:00 pm on: September 17, 21, 24, October 5, 8, 15, 26, November 2, 5, 16, and 19. Seating is limited, and participants must register for and attend all classes. The Academy will meet at various locations and provide participants the chance to see several different City facilities.
Registration for the Academy is being coordinated by Parkland College, and is one of the community education courses offered in their 505 catalog. To register for the Champaign City Government 101 Academy, call Parkland College at (217) 353-2055 or download a copy of the registration form. To learn more about the Academy, call the City’s Neighborhood Services Department at (217) 403-7070.
The Champaign City Government 101 Academy is being conducted in partnership with The News-Gazette and Parkland College.
CONTACT: John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator
T: (217) 403-7070