Cody Launching Third Citizen Academy
Written by wendycorr on August 8, 2019
If you’ve ever wanted to know why City government works the way it does, you now have the opportunity.
The City of Cody is preparing to launch its third Citizen Academy, in which City officials show participants what it takes to keep streets in good shape, keep water lines clear, keep the power on and provide necessary services to citizens.
Rick Manchester, head of the City’s Parks and Recreation Division, says the eight-week session has proven to create a better understanding of City government.
Manchester points out that participants from the two previous classes have chosen to accept appointments to several city board members, as well as winning seats on the City council. He adds that our current Mayor chose to run for office after attending the Academy.
Manchester says they are seeking academy participants of all ages, and that are from all walks of life – retirees, laborers, business owners and administrative professionals. There is no cost to participate and sessions will run on Wednesdays from 6:00–8:00 PM beginning September 18th.
Applications can be downloaded from the City’s website, or picked up at the Paul Stock Aquatics and Recreation Center.