"Citizen's Academy was a great learning experience on how local government works in the city of Grandview.
It motivated me to want to serve in some capacity after getting insight on all of the hard work
that goes into making our city great." --Alderman Damon Randolph, Ward I
The best way to learn about your city is from the people who run it.
The Grandview Citizens Academy offers the opportunity for every resident to get up close to the equipment needed for different jobs, watch demonstrations, tour all City facilities and parks, and get in on a budget exercise where YOU tell us how you would spend the money.
The Citizens Academy is a FREE 5-week course on Thursday nights from 6 p.m.-8 p.m starting March 26. Over the years, more than 100 residents have graduated from the Grandview Citizens Academy and some have even been appointed to City Commissions. Alderman Damon Randolph stood out at the Citizens Academy and was appointed Alderman before he was eventually elected by citizens.
CITIZENS ACADEMY SCHEDULE:
MARCH 26: ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE/BUDGET (City Hall 1200 Main Street)
APRIL 2: PARKS & RECREATION/PUBLIC WORKS (PPW Facility 7000 E. 139th Street)
APRIL 9: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (City Hall)
APRIL 16: POLICE DEPARTMENT (Police Department inside City Hall)
APRIL 23: FIRE DEPARTMENT (Fire Station No. 1 7500 Highgrove)
(Citizens must attend four sessions to receive a certificate of completion at Board of Aldermen session)