DEADLINE TO APPLY: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022
The Board of Directors of FOCUS Greater Syracuse is proud to announce the launch of a second session of Citizens Academy! The session will be held in the winter/spring of 2023. This winter will be the pilot program for our winter session – we will continue to hold our fall session as well!
The program will run every Wednesday from February 1-April 4, 2023, 5:30-8:00 pm. We had over 100 applications for 40 seats for our fall program – with such a great demand, we have launched a second session for winter 2023.
Information on Citizens Academy HERE
The Citizens Academy is an interactive educational program that informs citizens about how local governments are organized, and how services are funded and delivered. It is a place to learn about citizen involvement through an integrated approach to economic vitality, social equity, and a healthy environment.
Community Vitality; Economic Vitality; Environmental Stewardship; Schools, Scholars and Resources; Public Safety; Planning, Land Use and Transportation; Local Government Budget and Finance; and the Organization of Local Government.
Schedule and Requirements
Sessions are held on Wednesday evenings, dates are tentative:
• February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
• March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
• April 4*
* We will hold our graduation on Tuesday, April 4.
The schedule for classes now is 5:30-8 p.m. from February 1-April 4, 2023 at various government and community facilities. Some sessions will include tours of the facilities. Tours will begin at 4:15 p.m. and are optional. Light supper will be provided. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022.
- Fee is $50, due all at once or in two payments: September 1 and October 1. Scholarships are available upon request.
- The Citizens Academy is open to all who live or work in Onondaga County and are 18 years of age and older. Class size is limited.
We hope you consider applying to Citizens Academy 2023!