Citizens University

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Objective:

Familiarize citizens with the structure, functions and activities of City of Lewisville government, encourage citizens to become involved in the City’s government, and enhance their ability to communicate effectively with City officials.

Citizens are encouraged to apply for the 2019/2020 Lewisville Citizens University.  They will acquire a better understanding of their City government and services as well as intergovernmental relationship. City official’s will, in turn, gain valuable insights into citizens’ priorities and needs from their involvement.

Benefits:

  • Create a cadre of informed citizens who will be better able to become involved in community activities, will volunteer for Council-appointed boards, commissions, committees, and task forces or will otherwise become involved in the City’s governance.
  • Provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about the City of Lewisville government through first-hand experience and gain exposure to the wide range of City services, functions, activities and issues.
  • Obtain feedback from citizens regarding governmental programs and services.

Class Size:

Classes are limited to 15-20 students. The Citizens University is open to City of Lewisville and Castle Hills residents.

Participant Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be registered voters within the City of Lewisville or Castle Hills.
  • Have been a resident for at least one year.
  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Must not be running for local political office during class time.

 

The Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Class will begin in September 2019.  Applications for this class are no longer being accepted.

If interested in participating in the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 class, please submit your application at your earliest convenience.  (The calendar for the 2020/2021 session has not yet been set, but the dates should be similar to the current sessions.)

Curriculum:

The LCU will consist of 11 sessions over the course of nine months with a Graduation held at the May 4, 2020, City Council meeting.  Each session will be approximately 2.5 hour sessions and will begin on September 5, 2019.  With the exception of the bus tour scheduled for October 3, 2019, 3 p.m., each session will begin at 6 p.m. and end at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please note the various locations.

 

Staff contact:  Julie Worster, City Secretary, Lewisville City Hall, PO Box 299002, Lewisville, Texas 75029.
972.219.3404 Office
972.219.3412 Fax
jworster@cityoflewisville.com email

Session 1 - Getting to Know Your City Government, Sept. 5, 2019
Session 2 - Parks and Recreation, Sept. 19, 2019
Session 3 - Bus Tour, Oct. 3, 2019
Session 4 - Public Safety, Fire Department, Oct. 17, 2019
Session 5 - General Administrative, Nov. 7, 2019
Session 6 - Communications, Relations, Tourism and Arts, Dec. 5, 2019
Session 7 - Planning and Development, Jan. 9, 2020
Session 8 - Neighborhood Services Department, Jan. 23, 2020
Session 9 - Library/Municipal Court, Feb. 6, 2020
Session 10 - Public Safety, Police Department, March 5, 2020
Session 11 - Public Services, April 2, 2020
Graduation, May 4, 2020