Fall 2018 Citizens Academy

About Citizens Academy:

The Town will offer its second Citizens Academy beginning in September 2018. The free course will be held on Tuesday evenings in September and October for seven weeks and will conclude with a graduation recognition at the November 12 Town Council meeting. The Citizens Academy provides Harrisburg residents and business owners with an opportunity to learn about the structure and function of local government.


The sessions, held 6-8 p.m., will be in various locations throughout Harrisburg, including the old Post Office, Town Hall and the Public Works facility. Department managers will give presentations and participants will be able to express their concerns, ask questions and gain a better understanding of what each department does.


Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 6-8 p.m. – History, Introduction @ Post Office
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6-8 p.m. – Admin, Council @ Town Hall
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6-8 p.m. – Finance, Customer Service @ Town Hall
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6-8 p.m. – Fire, Police @ Fire Station #3
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6-8 p.m. – Parks and Recreation @ Town Hall
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6-8 p.m. – Public Works @ Public Works
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6-8 p.m. – Planning and Zoning, Economic Development @ Town Hall
Monday, November 12, 2018, 6-8 p.m. – Presentation of awards at Council meeting @ Town Hall


Application Process:

There is a limited number of seats available for the Academy and 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 one Council meeting and 75 percent of the Academy sessions.


Please mail or hand-deliver your application to Town Hall, 4100 Main St., or email your application to llover@harrisburgnc.org.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 3, 2018.