Citizens Academy - Class Full

There has been great demand for our inaugural Citizens Academy class.  The 2017 Class is now full. Applications are still being accepted for  the waiting list. 


All applications received as of August 15, 2017 will be placed on a waiting list for future sessions.

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The City of Worthington Citizens Academy is an eight-week program designed to help Worthington residents learn more about their city government and become more connected to their community. Citizen academies are an excellent way to educate residents, build positive relationships and increase communication between government officials and citizens, as well as inspire future municipal leaders and volunteers.

The 2017 Class is full. Please apply below if you would like to be put on the waiting list, or for consideration in the 2018 Citizens Academy class. 

The Citizens Academy is a free program for Worthington residents 18 and over. Weekly Academy sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The inaugural Academy runs September 27 to November 15, 2017.

Academy members will:

  • Meet City Council members, department heads and staff.
  • Learn how decisions are made, how city funds are allocated and how departments operate.
  • Enjoy comprehensive overviews of departments, programs and services.
  • Discover the current status and future plans for development and programming in Worthington.
  • Expand their knowledge and become more informed on current issues and proposed projects within the City.
  • Participate in lively discussions, role-playing and other fun interactive activities.
  • Tour city facilities.
  • Become informed, involved citizens

View Citizen Academy Schedule here.

The 2017 Class is full. Please apply below if you would like to be put on the waiting list, or for consideration in the 2018  Citizens Academy class. 

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Follow this link to register using the online form.
  2. Download and print the registration form. Fill out and mail to:
    Citizens Academy Application
    City of Worthington
    6550 N. High Street
    Worthington, OH 43085
  3. Stop in and pick up an application at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High Street

All applications received as of August 15, 2017 will be placed on a waiting list for future sessions. Additionally, if you are unable to attend all sessions, you will be unable to graduate with your class and it is recommended that you please do not apply at this time.  

Email citizensacademy@ci.worthington.oh.us or call 614-436-3100 for more information.