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Picture of the 2015 Citizens' Academy Class

2015 Citizens' Academy Class

Phone: (812) 349-3505
Fax: (812) 349-3582

2016 Citizens' Academy Class

To encourage more civic involvement through a basic understanding of City services, the HAND Department developed the Citizens' Academy.

The Academy is a nine-week program that provides thirty participants with an interactive learning experience about City services, programs and responsibilities.

Through the sessions with various City Departments, the participants learn about the challenges to city government, budget limitations, day-to-day operations and mandates.

Applications are open through July 11, 2016 for the fall 2016 session. Applying after this time will put you on the 2016 Citizens' Academy waiting list and you will be contacted in spring 2016 regarding next year's class. In the meantime, you may contact Vickie Provine via phone (812.349.3505) or email ( should you have further questions.

2016 Classes will be held every Thursday, September 1 through October 27 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Registration deadline - Monday, July 11, 2016.

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