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2018 City Academy for Youth

View and register for City Academy for Youth, August 20-24, 12:00-2:30 p.m., at

Go behind the scenes of City government

The City Academy gives residents a rare behind-the-scenes look at how Minneapolis City government functions and provides them an opportunity to meet City staff and leaders and ask questions. Each session will focus on one aspect of City government such as public safety, public works, planning and development, and fire services. The program is free and open to all Minneapolis residents 18 years or older. People of culturally diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to register.

Minneapolis City Academy participants will:

  • Tour the City’s Emergency Operations Training Facility.
  • Learn the latest in firefighting techniques.
  • Discover how the City’s Water Treatment & Distribution Services operated and tour the water treatment plant.
  • Learn about the latest technology from 311.
  • Find out how future developments are planned and constructed.
  • Learn about police procedures.
  • Find out how taxes are levied and budgets approved.
  • Learn about City Boards and Commissions.

City Academy 2017 Schedule

Session 1: General Government
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
City Hall, Room 319 – 6:30pm
350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, 55415

Session 2: Public Works
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Minneapolis Water Treatment Plant – 6:30pm
4300 Marshall Street NE, Fridley, MN 55421

Session 3: Planning and Development and 911
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
City Hall, Room 319 – 6:30pm
350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, 55415

Session 4: Police Department and 311
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Minneapolis 3rd Precinct – 6:30pm
3000 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, 55406

Session 5: Fire Services
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Minneapolis Fire Training Center – 6:30pm
25 37th Avenue NE, Fridley, 55421

Last updated Aug 6, 2018



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