The Austin CityWorks Academy is an inside look at Austin government – a unique opportunity for Austinites to learn about the City’s governmental processes, its procedures and the people who deliver these services through a series of 14 weekly classes.

Registration for CityWorks Academy 2020 now open. Applications must be completed by July 31, 2020.

Have you ever wondered how much a fire hose weighs? Or perhaps how many City vehicles operate on alternative fuel or hybrid technology? The Austin CityWorks Academy is an inside look at Austin government – a unique opportunity for Austinites to learn about the City’s governmental processes, its procedures and the people who deliver these services through a series of 14 weekly classes.

About the Program

CityWorks Academy is a FREE program sponsored by Community Outreach and Engagement. Executive team members, department directors and other City staff will host unique, interactive and informative sessions designed to give Austinites hands-on experience in City government operations. There are 40+ City Departments involved with CityWorks Academy: Police, Fire, EMS, Animal Services, Austin Energy, Public Works Department, Transportation Department, Austin 3-1-1, and the Department of Homeland Security to name a few. A light dinner and accessible parking will be provided for each session.

Be informed and involved and join others who help keep our community strong by actively participating in City affairs. You’re never too young or too old to learn more about the services of your City!

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Application: Interested residents can apply all year. In order to be eligible for the session starting each Fall, your application must be completed by July 31. Applications submitted by July 31, 2020 will be considered for acceptance to CityWorks Academy 2020.

Eligibility: Anyone living within the Austin City limits is eligible to apply, although City of Austin employees are not able to apply.

Schedule: Classes are Tuesdays or Wednesdays. 6 to 9 p.m. The program begins in September and ends in December of each year.

Location: The classes occur each week at various locations around the city. Many classes are held at Austin City Hall. A complete schedule is provided to participants once they are accepted.

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