Are you curious about how city government works? Do you have great ideas for Cape Girardeau?
Do you live or work within Cape Girardeau city limits?

Consider participating in our Citizen Academy! Academy sessions take place twice yearly, currently starting in March and August, requiring an approximate two-hour time commitment each week for eight weeks. 

Spring 2020 Citizen Academy Schedule
Thursdays at 5:30, up to two hours unless otherwise noted

  • March 5 – Orientation/Budget
  • March 12 - Public Works, Engineering, Streets
  • March 19 - Economy & Jobs
  • March 26 - Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
  • April 2 - Police Department 
  • April 9 - Fire Department 
  • April 16 - Civic Leadership, Neighborhoods 
  • MONDAY, April 20 - Graduation at Council Meeting 

We hope participants will be better informed of how their city works and will be eager to ascend to leadership roles in their neighborhoods and on our boards and Council. 

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