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 September, requiring an approximate two-hour time commitment each week for eight weeks. 

Fall 2021 Citizen Academy Schedule
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. for up to two hours unless otherwise noted

  • Orientation/Budget - Sept. 9
  • Airport, Economy & Jobs - Sept. 16
  • Public Works, Engineering, Streets - Sept. 23
  • Fire Department- Sept. 30
  • Police Department - Oct. 7
  • Parks, Recreation, and Tourism - Oct. 14
  • Civic Leadership, Neighborhoods - Oct. 21
  • Graduation at Council Meeting - Monday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.

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. 

Applicants will be confirmed by Aug. 5.
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