Beavercreek City Council and staff celebrated the graduation of the first-ever City of Beavercreek Citizens Academy on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Over the past six weeks, graduates attended weekly classes that provided behind-the-scenes access to city programs and services. The program offered Beavercreek residents and business owners an opportunity to gain knowledge about city departments and divisions, including finance, engineering, public service, parks, planning and development, police, and more. The sessions were interactive and include activities such as facility tours, exploring equipment, and demonstrations.
"The City of Beavercreek’s Citizens Academy has provided an invaluable bridge between our community and the inner workings of our local government,” said Pete Landrum, city manager. “Through these engaging sessions, our residents and business owners have gained a deeper understanding of the city’s programs and services. We are thrilled to see their enthusiasm for learning about our various departments, and we look forward to building on this success with another Citizens Academy planned for next year."
"It's important to Beavercreek City Council to have an engaged and well-informed community,” said Mayor Bob Stone. “This academy supports that mission and helps foster meaningful relationships between city council, city staff, and the community."
The city plans to offer another Citizens Academy in the fall of 2024. Registration details will be announced on the city’s website and social media platforms.