Citizens Academy

Xenia Citizens' Academy Program

Program Overview

Immersive, hands-on learning opportunity exploring how the City of Xenia really works!

Topics:

  • Session 1: Home Sweet Home Rule - An Introduction to Municipal Government in Xenia
  • Session 2: Dollars and Sense - An Overview of Local Government Finance, Budgeting, and Stewardship
  • Session 3: Planning for Success – A Review of Economic Development & Planning Services 
  • Session 4: Go with the Flow - An Introduction to Public Service & Utilities
  • Session 5: Duty, Service, Safety - An Up-Close Look at Police and 911/ Dispatch, 
  • Session 6: Blazing the Trail - A Hands-On Experience with EMS, Fire & Emergency Preparedness

Commitment:


Date

Time

Topic

Session 1

Tuesday, May 7th

6:30-8:30pm

City Governance Structure

Session 2

Tuesday, May 14th

6:30-8:30pm

Budget and Finance

Session 3

Thursday, May 16th

6:30-8:30pm

Econ. Dev and Planning & Zoning


Thursday May 23rd (Optional)

7:00-8:30pm

All Invited to Attend Council Meeting

Session 4

Tuesday, May 28th

6:30-8:30pm

Public Service (Field Trip)

Session 5

Thursday, May 30th

6:30-8:30pm

Police/Dispatch (Field Trip)

Session 6

Tuesday, June 4th

6:30-8:30pm

Fire (Field Trip)

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all 6 sessions, as sessions build upon each other.

***Applications will be accepted until classes are filled***

Ways to apply: 

We welcome all kinds of applicants to join us during the Xenia Citizens’ Academy. Priority is given to residents of the City of Xenia.