2023 Worthington Citizens Academy

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The Worthington Citizens Academy will kick off again this fall as an opportunity for Worthington residents to learn more about how their government works.  

The class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. beginning on September 20, 2023.  Each night will focus on a different facet of local government ranging from public safety, to parks and recreation, and economic development.  The full class schedule can be viewed 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 2023 Citizens Academy?

If you would like to participate in the 2023 Citizens Academy please, register here.  

For questions please contact Management Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator Ethan Barnhardt at ethan.barnhardt@worthington.org or call 614-786-7347 for more information.