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 ten weeks. 

2019 Citizen Academy Schedule

  • August 22 – Orientation/Budget
  • August 29 – Development Dept. & Neighborhoods
  • Sept 5 – Street Maintenance & Wastewater Tour
  • Sept 12 – Airport
  • Sept 19 – Economy, Jobs & Tourism
  • Sept 26 – Public Works Dept.
  • Oct 3 – Police Dept.
  • Oct 10 – Fire Dept.
  • Oct 17 – Parks & Recreation Dept.  (at SportsPlex)
  • Oct 24 – Mock Council Meeting & Graduation

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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