Contact: Matt Lindstrom, 612-673-2148
Go behind the scenes of City government at 2013 Minneapolis City Academy
July 8, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) How are emergency calls handled in Minneapolis? What does it take to plow city streets? How does water get to your faucet? How does a property in Minneapolis get developed? The Minneapolis City Academy program, which begins Sept. 18, is a chance for people to learn about all these things and more. Registration is limited, so to join the Academy, visit the City’s website to register, or call 612-673-3163.
The City Academy will give residents a behind the scenes look at how Minneapolis City government functions and give them a unique opportunity to meet with and ask questions of City staff and leaders. City Academy sessions will be held weekly from Sept. 18 through Oct. 16 at locations throughout Minneapolis. Each session will focus on one aspect of City government such as public safety, public works, planning and development and fire services. Sessions will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The program is open to all Minneapolis residents who are 18 years or older and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Minneapolis City Academy participants will:
- Tour the City’s Strategic Operations Center
- Learn the latest in firefighting techniques
- Discover how the Minneapolis Water Utility is operated and tour the water treatment plant
- Find out how future developments are planned and constructed
- Learn about police procedures
- Find out how taxes are levied and budgets approved
- Ask questions of City government leaders
For more information visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/MinneapolisCityAcademy.
Published Jul. 8, 2013