Douglas 101 Citizen's Academy Program

The Douglas 101 Citizen's Academy is a 10-week program offered to develop Image of CAP Logoinformed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in our wonderful city. Participants will experience first hand how Douglas Municipal Government provides day to day services to the community. Citizens who take part in this program will interact with municipal leaders, visit city facilities to experience a glimpse of how the city works, and network with others who live, work, and play in Douglas.

The following goals are hoped to be achieved through this program:

  • Improvement of citizen understanding of local government by learning about community issues and concerns.
  • Improving citizen participation with an emphasis on underrepresented communities in local government.
  • Improving the lines of communication and relationship between residents, business owners, students, and their local government.

Douglas 101 Citizen's Academy Dates

Anticipated class dates will be announced and determined once a minimum of 12 participants are registered. To participate in the class, you must be at least 18 years of age and able to attend the virtual sessions via Zoom on Tuesday nights beginning at 6pm.  Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, there will possibly be tours scheduled for the class and students are asked to attend at least one Monday night session of a City Commission meeting.

The Citizens Academy requires a time commitment on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. for ten (10) weeks, including tours and one attendance to a City Commission meeting.  Tentative sessions will convene August – September 2021. The class may be limited by 12 to 20 participants.

Link to Douglas 101 Citizen's Academy Application

For more information or to sign up, call (912)383-0277 or email.