Gardner You - Citizens Academy

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The City of Gardner Citizens Academy, Gardner You!, is an interactive civic and public information program provided for residents and business owners to learn more about their city government and its services. The program gives participants insight on how local governments operate and promotes open lines of communication between citizens and city staff. Participants will attend a series of six Thursday evening sessions and a Friday bus tour of city facilities. Gardner You! graduation will occur during the last session of the program.

Participation in the academy is limited to Gardner residents and business owners who are at least 18 years old. Participants are expected to attend all classes. The class size is limited to the first 20 residents that sign up due to the interactive nature of the program. If more than the allotted slots are requested, the names will be put on a waiting list in the order they were received for the next session.

There are also five slots open to Gardner-Edgerton High School students who are interested in learning more about city government. Students must provide a recommendation from a teacher or other faculty member as to why they should attend. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The entire program is free.

 

Key Dates:

  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2018
  • Academy Start Date: January 25, 2018

 

Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, unless otherwise noted.

 

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

Thursday, January 25

6:30– 8:00 p.m.

Welcome
Administration

Finance & Budget

Thursday, February 8

6:30– 8:00 p.m.

Parks & Recreation

Public Works

Thursday, February 22

6:30– 8:00 p.m.

Police

Thursday, March 8

6:30– 8:00 p.m.

Utilities

Thursday, March 22

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Business & Economic Development

Friday, April 6

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

City Facilities Tour

Thursday, April 12

6:30– 8:00 p.m.

City Government/Boards, Commissions & Committees

Call to Action/Community Service

Graduation

 

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

For more information, please contact Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo, communications manager at 913.856.0912 or dmarshall-oquendo@gardnerkansas.gov.

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Please briefly indicate why you would like to participate in Gardner You! and what you hope to learn from this program?
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Signature: I understand that if selected as a Citizens Academy participant, I am expected to be fully committed and attend all seven sessions of the program.  I am a resident or business owner in Gardner and am at least 18 years of age or I attend Gardner-Edgerton High School and have enclosed a recommendation from a teacher or faculty member.  I understand that I am not allowed to bring a guest or have someone else attend the academy in my place.

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Signature: I understand that if selected as a Citizens Academy participant, I am expected to be fully committed and attend all seven sessions of the program. I am a resident or business owner in Gardner and am at least 18 years of age or I attend Gardner-Edgerton High School and have enclosed a recommendation from a teacher or faculty member. I understand that I am not allowed to bring a guest or have someone else attend the academy in my place.
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