Citizens' Academy

Have you ever wondered…

  • What the evidence room at the Police Station looks like?
  • What gets carried on a fire truck?
  • How the Town sets the Fiscal Year budget?
  • When you need a building permit?
  • How many languages are spoken by students at the public schools?
  • Who builds trails on Conservation lands?
2017 Citizens' Academy class

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.”


photos of past Academy classes

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

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.

  • Begins Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • 10 sessions, every Thursday from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Last session, Monday, December 16 @ Board of Selectmen meeting 
  • Presentations by department heads and managers

To register, or for more information:
Katharine Labrecque
Town Manager's Office

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

    Scheduled Topics (with 2018 presentations):

    Citizen's Academy 2018

    2018 Citizens' Academy Participants:
    Anil Ahuja, Alan Ai, Marcelo Binker, Ove Bjerregaard, Carissa Black, Lauren Black, Liz Cooper, Scott Cooper, Laura Cosen-Binker, Ting Fang, Larry Freeman, Kevin Gillis, Jijun Hang, Judy Jackson, Jyotsna Kakullavarapu, Casey Lan, Victorien Ndounou, Cuneyt Oksuz, Bahadir Onay, Gene Rizzo, Hannah Rizzo, Jennifer Roney, Edwina Spillane, Richard Spillane, Melanie Thompson, Winnie Tsiang, Xiaorong Yang, Yiling Wang.