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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Citizens Wanted to Participate in 4th Citizen Academy


The City of Cody is currently seeking interested citizens to participate in the 4th Citizen Academy. The Citizen Academy has four main goals:

  1. To afford participants the opportunity to experience the inner workings of City departments.
  2. To provide the opportunity for citizens to better understand City management, operations, and procedures by meeting City employees and strengthening community involvement.
  3. To allow City departments and personnel to learn from citizen participants.
  4. To help participants gain a better understanding of the benefits and processes of City master planning, grant administration, and other municipal functions.

Academy participants will interact with employees in various City departments, including: Parks and Recreation; Streets; Electric; Water and Wastewater; and Police. Sessions will run the course of eight weeks on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM beginning on September 21, 2022. Light snacks will be provided during classes.

The Academy’s curriculum is in the process of being revamped, and staff coordinators are exploring interesting exercises and topics for participants. Potential session topics include: City customer service responsibilities; City finances and budgeting; parks and recreation activities; building security measures; crime scene investigations; firearms handling; utility buck truck and trencher operations; City Council proceedings; and municipal legal dealings.

There is no cost to participate in the Citizen Academy, and all sessions are taught by City employees. Applicants are screened by Academy coordinators to ensure consistent attendance by a cross-section of the community. The City of Cody is seeking participants of all ages from all walks of life—retirees, laborers, business owners, and administrative professionals.

If you are interested in participating in this unique activity-based learning opportunity, nomination applications are currently being accepted.

Applications can be obtained using the link below or be requested by contacting Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities Director Rick Manchester by calling (307) 527-3484 or by emailing

Citizen Academy Nomination and Application Form
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