Memorandum 14-023 Citizens Academy

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Memorandum 14-023

TO:                      Honorable Mayor Wythe and Homer City Council

THROUGH:      Walt Wrede, City Manager

FROM:                Katie Koester, Community and Economic Development Coordinator

DATE:                 January 22, 2014

SUBJECT:         Citizens Academy

The purpose of this memo is to update Council on the planning for the City of Homer Citizens Academy.

Dates for the Academy are Thursday evenings 5:30-8:00 pm from February 20 to March 27th with a graduation ceremony at City Council on April 14.

Registration begins Monday, January 27th and is open for three weeks until Monday, February 17. Class size will be limited to 15 participants with a couple of overflow spots for staff, media or Council members.  Nonresidents are welcome to apply, however the City Clerk will verify residency and priority will be given to City of Homer residents.  The Academy will be advertised in the local papers, online and on the radio.  Interested applicants can get more information and register online at the City of Homer homepage (

Department Directors have been flexible and accommodating in scheduling the Academy and are excited about the opportunity to showcase their departments. Seven individuals have already expressed an interest in participating in the Academy before any advertising effort.

Please let your friends and colleagues know about this opportunity to get an in-depth look at the how the City of Homer operates.


City of Homer Citizens Academy Agenda

Registration Form: City of Homer Citizens Academy (copy of online form)

City of Homer 2014 Citizens Academy Frequently Asked Questions

Poster Advertising Citizens Academy (reduced from 11x17)