Citizens' Academy

Registration for the 2022 Citizens Academy is now open!

Have you ever wondered:

  • What do the Police do with evidence?
  • What gets carried on a fire truck?
  • How does the Town set the Fiscal Year budget?
  • When do you need a building permit?
  • How many languages are spoken by students at public schools?
  • Who builds trails on Conservation lands?

Join the annual Citizens' Academy and learn about the inner workings of Lexington Town Government!

About the Program

The program is designed to expose residents to the various Town departments so they can gain a better understanding of how municipal government works. Through presentations, discussions, and visits to Town departments, participants have the opportunity to hear from various Directors and Managers and learn about the operations of Town programs and services. 

It is intended as a two-way dialogue between Town staff and residents. Participants discover new opportunities for public involvement and the role they can play in Town government.

The course is free, and will change how you see Town Government!

Comments From Past Participants

  • Very impressed by staffs' dedication and passion for their job and service to the community.
  • There's even more going on at the library than I realized.
  • Gave me great awareness of services I never knew Lexington provided.
  • It is a tribute to the town that so many dedicated municipal employees shared their expertise with citizens beyond the scope of normal business hours.  Speakers were enthusiastic, well prepared, and clearly dedicated to their respective departments and quality service.

2022 Citizens' Academy Details

The 2022 Citizens' Academy will be held on Thursdays from 7-9 PM beginning September 8. 

Some sessions will be held in-person, while others will be held remotely via Zoom.

There are 30 spaces available this year on a first-come, first-served basis.

Topics include Sustainability & Resilience, Planning & Development, Policing & Emergency Services, the Town Budget & Public Finance, Recreation & Community Programming, Library Services & Public Schools, and more. 

Register

To register, or for more information, contact:
James Robinson
Town Manager's Office
Email James Robinson
Phone: 781-698-4543

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