The Citizen’s Academy offers an opportunity for Village residents and representatives from area businesses to learn about local government and its various operations.
Participants will attend one evening per night over a period of six weeks. Sessions will last approximately an hour and a half. Village staff would facilitate the sessions and provide in depth information on law enforcement, fire protection, public works, budget/finance, community development and leisure services. All the sessions will be held at locations within the Village of Bellevue.
The academy is no cost to participants due to the generous donation received from the Guyette Family.
Those who complete the program will have their achievement acknowledged by receiving their certificate of completion at a graduation ceremony held during a Village Board meeting.
The goals of the academy are to provide an educational experience for participants at the same time offering an opportunity for residents to ask questions and to present their ideas. For many participants this opportunity will lead to an increase in community involvement and volunteerism.
2015 Registration Information
Dates: March 10, 2016 to April 21, 2016
Class 1: Thursday, March 10 (Intro, Local Government, Bellevue Basics, Administration, Finance, Elections)
Class 2: Thursday, March 17 (Parks & Leisure Services)
Class 3: Thursday, March 31 (Public Works @ 2828 Allouez Public Works Building)
Class 4: Thursday, April 7 (Fire Department)
Class 5: Thursday, April 14 (Community Development)
Class 6: Thursday, April 21 (Law Enforcement)
Final Wrap-Up & Graduation: Wednesday, April 27 @ 5:30pm
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Village Hall/Public Safety Building (3100 Eaton Road)
Cost: FREE (Village Residency Required)
Register on-line through the Village Online Recreation Registration or in-person at the Village Office