Citizens Academy

The Town of Harrisburg’s annual Citizens Academy program provides Harrisburg residents and business owners with an opportunity to learn about the structure and function of local government through a free, 7-week course each fall.

The Citizens Academy is held on Tuesday evenings, 6-8 p.m., in September, October and November and concludes with graduation recognition during the November Town Council meeting. Department managers present an overview of their departments in various Town facilities, and participants are able to express their concerns, ask questions and gain a better understanding of what each department does.

There is a limited number of spots available for the Citizens Academy. Participants will be selected based on an application process. To apply, you must be a Harrisburg resident or business owner and at least 18 years old. Those who are accepted into the program must attend at least six of the seven schedule Citizens Academy sessions and the November Town Council meeting.

Please check back for the 2022 application.