Twenty-one League City residents were recognized by Mayor Pat Hallisey during the city’s council meeting on Tuesday for their participation and completion of the 2018 Citizen University.
Originally initiated in 2015, League City’s Citizen University program is a 12-week course that familiarizes residents and local business owners with the purpose, process and structure of the city’s government.
“It’s very exciting to see that so many citizens are getting involved and learning about our government,” said council member Greg Gripon, a former Citizen University student.
During the University’s weekly, two-hour sessions, participants get an opportunity to meet with directors one-on-one to learn about various city services, issues, and understand how they play a crucial role in leading League City into the future.
Presentations range from information about how the City determines its yearly budget, to tours of city facilities such as the Public Safety Building.
“I’ve been recommending this to all of my friends in my neighborhood,” said Citizen University graduate, Elizabeth Cambre. “I think this is a really good way to get involved and understand what the City of League City is doing.”
After graduation, participants will have an opportunity to volunteer at various city events. Citizen University is currently offered once a year, but due to its continuous success, will be offered twice a year starting in the Fall of 2018.
“We realize this is a great way to get our residents to understand how the city runs, so we would like to extend it so more people get a chance to learn about what we do,” said Nora Salinas, communications coordinator for the City of League City.
Applications for the Fall 2018 class will open this coming summer. The program is free to join, and registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the League City Citizen University, click here or contact Nora Salinas at 281-554-1019.