Are you...

Passionate, curious, or have great ideas for Cape Girardeau,  
Are least 18 years of age or older, and
Reside or work within Cape Girardeau City limits?

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

The inaugural fall 2018 Citizen Academy dates and topics were:

Session 1: City Hall and Civics 101, Aug. 22, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Session 2: Budgeting/Taxes, Aug. 29, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Session 3: Development Services and Streets, Sept. 5, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Session 4: Public Works, Sept. 12, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Session 5: Parks and Recreation, Sept. 19, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Session 6: Fire Department, Sept. 26, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Session 7: Police Department, Oct. 3, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Session 8: Graduation/Capstone, Oct. 10, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.

Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall 2019 dates are coming soon - stay tuned, and apply now!

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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