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Citizen’s academy accepting applicants

Tracy Franklin
Special to the Tribune

The City of South Lake Tahoe is accepting applications for the Spring Citizens Academy. The academy will be held on consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. beginning May 6 and running through June 17.

The Citizens Academy is a free, seven session interactive course designed to provide residents with an in-depth look into municipal government, as well as, information about the services and programs of the City of South Lake Tahoe. The course is open to all community members and provides an opportunity for residents to increase their knowledge about the workings of local government and have a desire to become more involved in the shaping and development of their community. Academy participants will learn about city government operations and services; participate in dialogues with city leaders, city staff and other civic-minded residents; see taxpayers' investments at work; expand their knowledge and become more informed on current and proposed projects within the city; gain appreciation for the city's resources and capacity to meet the needs of the community; learn about opportunities to become more involved and help build a sustainable community; receive first-hand information and have the chance to ask questions on any topic at the end of each session.

Participants are required to complete a Citizens Academy application by April 24, at 5 p.m. Applications and the course outline are online at Completed applications may be dropped off or mailed to the city offices located at 1901 Airport Road, sent via fax at 530-542-7411 or email to