Citizens' Academy

Citizens' Academy is an interactive adult education opportunity designed to introduce citizens to city services, programs and to the people who serve the City of Manhattan. The academy is an ideal way to become more familiar with all aspects of your city government from the airport to the zoo.

The 2016-17 class is now full.

For more information about Citizens' Academy, contact Gary Fees, City Clerk/Communications Manager, at 785-587-2404.

2016-17 Citizens' Academy Class Schedule


Session 1 October 24, 2016 Community and Economic Development: Tour sites of interest in the City of Manhattan and learn about economic development initiatives. (Start at 5:30 p.m.)
Session 2 December 12, 2016 Governing the City: The role and relationship of the City Commission and city administration, advisory boards and committees, intergovernmental relations, overview of the finance department and function of the legal department. (Start at 6:30 p.m.)
Session 3 February 27, 2017 Manhattan Regional Airport and Fort Riley Relations: Tour of Manhattan Regional Airport and briefing on Fort Riley. (Start at 6:30 p.m.)
Session 4 March 27, 2017 Public Safety: Tour and overview of Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police Department. (Start at 6:30 p.m.)
Session 5 April 24, 2017 Infrastructure and Public Works: Overview of public works and tour of Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment facilities. (Start at 6:30 p.m.)
Session 6 June 5, 2017 Quality of Life and Parks & Recreation: Overview of Parks and Recreation Department, Flint Hills Discovery Center and tour of Sunset Zoo. (Start at 6:30 p.m.)
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