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In order to encourage more civic involvement through a basic understanding of City services, the HAND Department developed Citizens' Academy: a nine-week program that provides over thirty participants with an interactive learning experience about City services, programs, and responsibilities.

2019 Classes will be held every Thursday, August 29 through October 24 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To be a participant of the class, interested citizens must apply and be accepted. 

Applying to Citizens' Academy

Applications for the 2018 class have closed.  While the class of 2018 is full, please consider applying for the class of 2019.  Registration for the 2019 class will begin in June. 

You may contact Vickie Provine via phone (812)-349-3505 or email ( should you have further questions.

Registration deadline - CLOSED