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.

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Applications are due before 5:00 PM October 17, 2018. 


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

2018-19 Citizens' Academy Class Schedule


Session 1 October 29, 2018 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 10, 2018 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 25, 2019 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 25, 2019 Public Safety: Tour and overview of Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police Department. (Start at 6:30 p.m.)
Session 5 April 22, 2019 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 10, 2019 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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