City Academy

2023 City AcademyThe City of Burlington's City Academy is a free 8-week series of evening classes designed to inform participants how their local government works for them. Our City Academy provides an opportunity to engage and learn firsthand how decisions are made within each department. If you are interested in learning more about the inner workings of the City, we invite you to apply! 

This academy will include group walking tours of city facilities for a behind-the-scenes look at how each department operates. Presentations will also be given by local city officials, department directors, as well as staff. Participants will walk away with a wealth of knowledge on how the City of Burlington runs and operates.

Classes are held weekly from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm on Thursday evenings for 8 weeks beginning in February. We encourage anyone applying to be available to attend all scheduled classes in order to get the most out of the academy. 

2023 Class Information
February 23 - April 13

Chosen participants will meet weekly on Thursday evenings beginning February 23rd from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, with an "Academy Graduation" at the April 17th City Council Meeting. We will be accepting 12 participants in this class, and applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Application deadline is Thursday, February 9th. There are three ways to apply:

For more information, please contact Jocelynn at (319) 753-8131 or by email at

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  1. Jocelynn Krebill

    Project Coordinator