The purpose of the Enfield Citizens Academy is to engage and educate members of the Enfield community on how the main components the Town of Enfield are operated and discuss those common issues that each component faces on a regular basis.
The goal of the academy is to have a more informed community that understands the how Town Administration and Town Council come to conclusions on important issues and helps residents engage municipal leaders with informed and challenging questions to recommended actions.
The Town 2015 Citizens Academy starts September 2. Check the link below for details and information about the Fall Program.
How the Academy Operates
Each Fall the Citizens Academy will host one “semester.” There will be a course each week, for a total of 11 courses, which highlights the various departments and operations of the town.
Each semester, the class size will vary. However, no class will have less than ten residents or more than 40.
The majority of classes will held in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, some classes will be held on location of the department leading the course. In such cases, a demonstration or tour will be included in the course for that evening.
Courses will start at 6:30 p.m., once a week, for 1 - 2 hours. Generally, 45 – 60 minutes of presentation and explanation, 15 - 20 minutes for resident questions and answers. Check back here for the Fall 2015 schedule of classes to be released in late August 2015.
Residents who attend at least 8 of the 11 courses per semester. Residents who meet the completion criteria will be presented with a Certificate of Completion and have it presented to them at a Town Council meeting by the Mayor and Town Manager after the semester has finished.
Click here for a schedule and more detailed account of what each department will be presenting at the Citizens Academy.
If you are interested in attending this falls’ Citizens Academy, please register online.