What is the DeSoto Civic Academy? The Civic Academy is a series of 8-10 educational sessions designed to teach DeSoto Citizens about the inner workings of their local government. Participants will learn about DeSoto’s history, tour City facilities, get a behind-the scenes look at each department and the services offered, and experience first-hand the equipment used to provide these services. The Civic Academy also affords the opportunity to meet department heads one- on-one.
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
|City Manager's Office
Finance & Budget
|Communications & Marketing
Parks & Recreation
Public Health & Utilities
Fire Rescue & EMS
Regional Dispatch 911
Boards & Commissions
Economic Development Corporation
For more information about DeSoto's Civic Academy please contact:
- Dr. Esther Williams, Assistant to the City Manager
- (972) 230-9690
Any adult DeSoto resident willing to commit the time necessary to complete this informative, interesting, and intense program.
The Civic Academy will be available to the first 25 participants who submit their completed application.
FREE! There is no charge for the classes, supplies, and dinner will be provided.
The Civic Academy will be held on 8-10 Thursday evenings, from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM.
There will be a graduation ceremony held on the first Council Meeting night following the last class. The meeting begins at 7:00pm.