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Georgetown Civic Leadership Academy

PURPOSE

The City of Georgetown Civic Leadership Academy seeks to educate, connect, and inspire leaders to develop a strong commitment to community service for the greater good of Georgetown. It provides a learning experience for existing and emerging leaders to understand City services and functions, while building the skills and knowledge to succeed in City leadership roles. Participants of the program are given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the promises and challenges facing our community – and their role as future City leaders.

The City of Georgetown Civic Leadership Academy is designed for residents who are ready to take the next step in being community leaders and improving the quality of life in all of Georgetown’s neighborhoods.  The Civic Leadership Academy will provide participants the opportunity to grow in their leadership, analyze issues using data, connect with decision makers and other Georgetown leaders, and make a difference in their communities.

Benefits of Participation

  • Enhanced understanding of Georgetown local government, community challenges, and decision-making
  • Develop relationships with other community and local government leaders
  • Learn how to use data to articulate challenges and advocate for resources for your community
  • Get an in-depth look at how the City of Georgetown works and develop specialized knowledge about the departments and programs of the City of Georgetown
  • Learn how to become an effective community leader
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APPLICATION PERIOD

  • August 1 – September 15

MEETING SCHEDULE

  • October 2021 – May 2022
  • Once a month
  • Thursdays, 2pm – 6pm
  • Class Days | Sep. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5

COST

  • FREE

ELIGIBILITY

  • Resident of the City of Georgetown
  • Commitment to continued community leadership
  • Ability to attend 6 out of 8 sessions

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Residents who want to become community and/or neighborhood leaders, existing leaders who want to sharpen their skills, non-profit workers who want to better educate their constituents on how to work with government, and aspiring Board, Commission, or Council members
  • 21 years of age and over

 

CLASS DAYS

MANAGE THE CITY

  • Impact of City government
  • Through the eyes of a Councilmember
  • Mock Council meeting
  • Civic leadership/ Boards and Commissions
  • Tour of City Center

DEVELOP GEORGETOWN

  • Development Process – class to act as developer working on a project through the development process.
  • Economic Development
  • Planning
  • Permitting
  • Engineering
  • Customer Service
  • Tour of Development in SE Georgetown

BALANCE A BUDGET

  • Budget Exercise
  • Mock Council Budget Meeting

KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE

  • Tour of PSOTC with Police and Fire
  • Police and Fire
  • Emergency Management

TELL OUR STORY

  • External marketing: tourism and economic development
  • Engaging with community and shaping public opinion
  • Media relations

MAINTAIN GEORGETOWN’S CHARM

  • Housing/HARC
  • Downtown Main Street Program and Events/Library
  • Code Compliance
  • Parks and Rec tour (master plan exercise)
  • Tour of Downtown

RESPOND TO GROWTH

  • Current development trends (comp plan)
  • Transportation
  • Environment
  • Tour of water or wastewater plant and transfer station

IMPLEMENTING FORWARD INITIATIVES

  • Water Conversation
  • Public Art Program
  • Civic leadership
  • Culture and Moving the Needle

 

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