Chandler, AZ City Services Academy

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Chandler, AZ, US

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Type: Program

Status: Ongoing

Source File: http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=602

Description:

The City Services Academy provides an excellent opportunity for Chandler residents to learn about their city government. The purpose of the academy is to increase understanding between City departments and the community through education and interaction.

The Chandler City Services Academy is a free program intended for Chandler residents who wish to learn more about City services. Enrollment requires a commitment of one evening per week for approximately 10 weeks. Each class lasts an average of three hours. The academy is offered twice a year, typically in February and August, and it is limited to 30 participants. Participants needs to be at least 16 years old to be eligible for the program.

Curriculum:

City Manager's Office, City Clerk's Office and Communications and Public Affairs

  • Human Resources
  • Diversity Office
  • Information Technology
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Boards and Commissions
  • Elections
  • Marriage Licenses/Passports
  • Records
  • Cable Channel 11
  • Citizen Assistance
  • Internet Services
  • Media Relations
  • Publications

Community Services

  • Center for the Arts
  • Libraries
  • Parks
  • Recreational Activities

Fire

  • Emergency Medical Svcs
  • Fire Operations
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Support Services

Law and Courts

  • City Attorney
  • City Prosecutor’s Office

Management Services

  • Budgeting
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Tax and Licensing

Municipal Utilities

  • Environmental Resources
  • Solid Waste/Recycling
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Quality/Treatment

Neighborhood Resources

  • Neighborhood Programs
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Community Development

Planning and Development

  • Current Planning
  • Housing and Redevelopment
  • Long Range Planning

Police

  • Communications
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Detention Services
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Planning and Research

Public Works

  • Airport
  • Streets
  • Traffic/Transportation

What some of the past participants have said:

  • "This is a fabulous program- very fun as well as informative. And the format was totally unexpected! Compared with other "Citizen's programs" I've attended, all the presenters seem to enjoy speaking with us. Absolutely keep up the program! Thank you!"
  • "I recommend Chandler's Citizen's Academy to all my neighbors. All my questions about Chandler have been answered and any doubts about Chandler's future have been erased. With the quality and dedication of all the Chandler employees that I've met in the Academy, we'll have a great City and a wonderful place to live. Thanks."
  • "The Citizen's Services Academy is the most unique program I have ever attended. It was very comprehensive and well planned. I really enjoyed this opportunity and will remember this information for a long time. The City of Chandler is on the cutting edge in developing informed citizens through this program. Awesome opportunity!"
  • "The entire program was very informative. I have a much better insight into how the City functions and operates behind the scenes. Thank you very much. I would recommend it to anyone."

Graduation Standards:

  • No more than three absences
  • Conduct conducive to the information goals established for this academy
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