City Offers Residents Academy to Build Understanding

The City of Waterloo is offering residents the opportunity to learn about city government by participating in a new eight week course. Waterloo Works! Residents Academy is an informative, interactive program designed to give Waterloo residents an up-close look at how their City government works. The Residents Academy is free to those who live or work in Waterloo.

The program is designed to cultivate understanding and enhance the relationship between city government and its residents. Participants will gain knowledge and insight through discussions, demonstrations and site visits. In addition, the academy gives city staff the opportunity to receive community feedback.

The 2018 fall academy is  April 4 through May 23 . Classes will be held Wednesdays lasting approximately 3 hours, from 6:00p.m.-9:00 p.m. Some special department tours many require an alternative schedule. Participants may attend one or both sessions.  A class schedule will be available closer to the start of the spring academy.

Each class will be held on-site at various city facilities. Topics will include:

  • Introduction to City Government and Planning
  • Community Development
  • Public Works
  • Waterloo Center for the Arts & Waterloo Public Library
  • Public Safety
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Waste Water Plant
  • Waterloo Regional Airport .  .  . and more!
Participants must be at least 16 years of age and be a resident of the City of Waterloo. The academy is not intended for children. Class size is limited to 30 individuals. 

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 Registration deadline is March 28th.

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