Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 Village of Bellevue Citizen's Academy, Classes Starting on March 9

Have you wanted to get more involved in your local government? Always wanted to learn about how things run and work in your community? The 2017 Bellevue Citizen's Academy is a great place to start.

The goals of the academy are to provide an educational experience for participants at the same time offering an opportunity for residents and business owners to ask questions and to present their ideas. For many participants this opportunity will lead to an increase in community involvement and volunteerism.

Participants will attend one evening per night over a period of six weeks. Sessions will last approximately an hour and a half. Village staff will facilitate the sessions and provide in depth information on administration, local government, law enforcement, fire protection, public works, budget/finance, community development and leisure services.  There are no tests; past members have felt that they are the ones testing the presenters.

The academy is no cost to participants due to the generous donation received from the Guyette Family who have supported the academy since its inception.

Those who complete the program will have their achievement acknowledged by receiving their certificate of completion at a graduation ceremony held during a Village Board meeting. The Village understands this is a time commitment and if there is a reason for missing one or two sessions we are happy to still accept you as a student.

Class Dates: Thursday, March 9; Thursday, March 16; Thursday, March 30; Thursday, April 6; Thursday, April 13; Thursday, April 20; and Wednesday, April 26 graduation at the Village Board Meeting

All classes start at 6:00 p.m.  Graduation night will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Classes are held at the Village Hall/Public Safety Building at 3100 Eaton Road and one class will be held at the Village Public Works Building at 2828 Allouez Ave.

Village residency is required and registration is completed on-line through the Village Online Recreation Registration program or in-person at the Village Office (2828 Allouez Ave.). Any questions can be directed to Village Administrator, Angela Gorall.