To encourage community engagement, the City of Valparaiso has introduced a City Government Academy, an opportunity for residents to learn about how city government works in their own community. The City Government Academy (CGA) is a free seven-week program where participants meet in locations around the city and learn from members of the city’s leadership team. By participating in this program, residents will gain a deeper understanding of how local government works, meet government leaders and department heads, understand how citizens can become more engaged in public decision-making and serve as role models for other community residents. To date, 105 residents have completed the program.
The 2023 City Government Academy will meet for seven consecutive weeks (April 5 - May 17) on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at various locations throughout the city. Complete this form to reserve your space! Session schedule outlined below.
City Administration and Finance
Valparaiso Fire Department
City Services and Engineering (with wastewater treatment tour at 5 pm)
Planning and Economic Development
Valparaiso Police Department
Project Management and Valpo Parks
Building/Code Enforcement and Community Engagement
For more information contact Maggie Clifton, Community Engagement Director, at 219-462-1161 or email@example.com.