The following announcement was provided by the Town Manager's Office.
The fourth annual Lexington Citizens’ Academy will begin in mid-September. The ten-session Academy is specifically designed to familiarize citizens with the departments and services of Town government. Sessions will be held mainly on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Participants will attend interactive workshops led by Town and School staff at their respective facilities. Through presentations, discussions, and visits to Town departments, residents will gain a deeper understanding of how Lexington's Town government operates. In addition, the Academy will promote two-way dialogue between Town staff and residents, and communicate opportunities for public involvement.
Citizens’ Academy topics include: an overview of the Town of Lexington; Town Clerk’s Office; Recreation; Town Financials and Budget; Public Works; Emergency Services; Safety Services; Community Development; Schools; Town Meeting; and Information Services.
There is no fee for attending the Academy. Early registration is suggested as the Academy will be limited to 30 participants. Efforts will be made to be inclusive of all age groups. Preference will be given to those who have not previously served on any Town Boards or Committees, and those with fewer than five years of experience as Town Meeting Members.
For further information, or to register, please contact Michelle Stevens in the Town Manager’s Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at (781) 862-0500 x 209.