Amarillo Accepting Citizens Academy Applications

Posted on Feb 06, 2013

Amarillo, TX – Following the success of a pilot program last fall, the City of Amarillo is pleased to announce its second Citizen’s Academy – Amarillo 101. This is a six week program offering insight into City government, its services, history, and municipal government in general. Applications are currently being accepted for the program, which begins Thursday, March 21.

In addition to classroom settings, Amarillo 101 will feature tours of several City departments as well as three field days. One field day will be to the City’s Service Center where participants will get a chance to operate a variety of heavy equipment used on a daily basis throughout the City. A second field day will highlight the City’s Water Treatment and Distribution operations. The final field day will take place at the Fire Training Center, where various public safety and airport equipment will be available for demonstration and operation.

By the end of the program, participants will have gained a new appreciation for their City, the complexity of the City’s operations, and the multitude of services the City provides its citizens. Amarillo 101 consists of eight sessions, which will begin Thursday, March 21 and culminate with a graduation and recognition ceremony during the Amarillo City Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 3 p.m.

  • Thursday classes last from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday field days will last from 8 a.m. to Noon.
  • Participants should attend all sessions to participate in graduation and recognition.
  • Registration is required.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants who will be notified by Monday, March 4 if they have been selected. For more information, please contact the Community Relations office at (806) 378-3549 or sonja.gross@amarillo.gov.

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