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City to host annual citizens academy program

Post Date:11/29/2017 2:00 PM

Starting January 25, 2018, the City of Gardner will hold its fourth Gardner You! Citizen Academy class. Gardner You! is a seven-week interactive civic and public information program that focuses on educating residents and business owners about the city’s governmental processes.

The class, which will be hosted by department directors and staff, will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at City Hall. Session topics include finance and budget, business and economic development, city programs, and boards and commissions. The academy also involves a tour of city facilities on Friday, April 6, and a graduation ceremony on Thursday, April 12.

The academy is open to Gardner residents and business owners 18 years of age or older. Five of the available 20 slots are reserved for students at Gardner-Edgerton High School. Students must provide a recommendation from a teacher or other faculty member about why they should attend the academy. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications are available at City Hall (120 E. Main St.) or online at All completed applications must be returned to the Communications Office. There is no fee to attend. Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 12, 2018.

For more information, please contact Communications Manager Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo at 913. 856.0912 or



In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Gardner will provide reasonable accommodations for all public meetings. Persons requiring accommodations in attending any of our public meetings should contact the ADA Coordinator at 913-856-0914 a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting.