2019 Youngtown Citizens' Academy

2019 Youngtown Citizens' Academy

Town of Youngtown

Citizens’ Academy

The Youngtown Citizens’ Academy is a program designed to educate residents and infuse an interest in local issues, present information about important questions facing the Town, provide an avenue for residents to help plan the community’s future, and develop a pool of informed residents who would be willing to serve as local leaders on boards, commissions and among their neighbors.

In addition to guest speakers, sessions feature group discussions, activities and other topic-related exercises. Participants who complete the seminar series, including attending at least seven of the nine sessions, one Town Council meeting, one Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, are recognized by the Town Council upon graduation.

The 2019 Academy will begin in February. Anyone who lives or works in the Youngtown area is welcome to attend.  Most Town committees require residency in the Town limits in order to qualify for appointment.  However, there are always opportunities to be engaged.  Anyone interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy may register with Nicole Smart at 623-933-8286 or nsmart@youngtownaz.org

 The nine sessions will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday and fourth Monday of each month at the Youngtown Town Council Chambers.

February 12       
February 25   Local Government/Youth Government      
March 12   Community Development/Public Works/Town Engineer
March 25   Courts/Prosecutor
April 9   Code Enforcement/MCSO
April 22   Town Clerk/Library/Finance
May 7   APS/EPCOR/Parks & Sons
 May 28   Sun City Fire and Medical District
 June 4   Leadership/Graduation


There is no cost to participate in the Academy.