Program will run from Jan. 19 – Mar. 23, 2023; deadline to apply is Jan. 6
KILLEEN, Texas (November 1, 2022) – The City of Killeen has opened applications for the 2023 Killeen Citizens Academy.
This is a free, eight-week course that will run from Jan. 19 – Mar. 23, 2023 and aims to improve citizen engagement and help create a better Killeen. The program helps citizens see how the City of Killeen works with an in-depth lesson on each department and function or program of city government.
Classes occur once a week for eight weeks and graduation is on Mar. 23. Applications are open until Jan. 6, 2023 or until the program reaches capacity.
In May of 2022, the City recognized 15 students who completed the 2020 Killeen Citizens Academy during a graduation ceremony at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. The students began the course in January 2020 and completed their final class on May 12, 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic, Winter Storm Uri and coronavirus variants delayed the process.
The Killeen Citizens Academy is a free program that began in 2014 and participants interact with elected officials and city staff to get an inside look at city operations.
Those interested can apply at www.KilleenTexas.gov/KCA.