The City of Plano is accepting applications now through Sept. 1 for Plano Citizens Academy, the free, year-long course that allows Plano residents to experience a year in the life of their city.
Want to see where 9-1-1 calls come in, or try on part of the Bomb Unit’s protective gear? The twelve-month program takes residents behind the scenes in a variety of departments and programs in Plano, as well as showing the ins and outs of City of Plano operations.
Participants will get to meet other residents who hold a similar passion for learning about the city, and will learn the basic roles and functions of municipal government through in-person simulations, tours and activities as well as face-to-face meetings with various city departments.
The class will gather for monthly two-hour sessions at locations across Plano. Each class dives into different areas of municipal service such as transportation, economic development, Parks and Recreation and the Plano Animal Shelter.
OCT 1 Tuesday | Introduction Class & Public Safety Communications (911)
OCT 8 Tuesday | Parks and Recreation
NOV 12 Tuesday | Plano Fire-Rescue
DEC 10 Tuesday | Economic Development and Planning
JAN 7 Tuesday | Neighborhood Services and Budget
FEB 11 Tuesday | Plano Emergency Management
MARCH 10 Tuesday | Sustainability and Environmental Education Department | Animal Services
APRIL 25 Saturday | Love Where You Live
MAY 12 Tuesday | Plano Police
JUNE 9 Tuesday | Transportation Engineering
JULY 25 Saturday | Library
AUG TBD Thursday | Boards and Commissions Reception
SEPT 7 Monday | Volunteers in Plano and Graduation
The class meets every month from October-September. Apply now through Sept. 1.Apply for Plano Citizens Academy >