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. 

Standard Citizen Academy Schedule
Once weekly, up to two hours unless otherwise noted

  • Orientation/Budget
  • Public Works, Engineering, Streets
  • Economy & Jobs
  • Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
  • Police Department 
  • Fire Department 
  • Civic Leadership, Neighborhoods 
  • 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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