Worthington Citizens Academy

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The Worthington Citizens Academy will kick off again in the fall 2024 for Worthington residents to go behind the scenes and learn more about how their local government works.  

The classes are typically held on Wednesday evenings for seven weeks from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. beginning in September.  Each night focuses on a different facet of local government ranging from public safety to parks and recreation, and economic development.  

View the 2023 schedule here

The Citizens Academy is a chance for residents to learn more about their city government and become more connected to their community.   This seven-week program is an excellent way to educate residents, build positive relationships, increase communication between government officials and citizens, and inspire future municipal leaders and volunteers.

Academy members will:

  • Have the opportunity to 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 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

Want to Join the 2024 Citizens Academy?

 Sign up to be put on the wait list for 2024.

Contact citizensacademy@worthington.org or call 614-436-3100 for more information.