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City of Mobile accepting applications for C251: Citizens Academy

Jan 23rd, 2023

Posted in: Communication & External AffairsCivic EngagementPress ReleaseExternal and Community Affairs

- January 23, 2023 - 

For Immediate Release:  

City of Mobile accepting applications for C251: Citizens Academy

Mobile, Ala. — Applications are now open for the third cohort of the C251: Citizens Academy. Established in 2021, this program offers Mobilians a chance to learn more about how their city government and its various departments function directly from our team leaders. 
C251: Citizens Academy is an engaging six-week program that provides residents with an in-depth look at City government through tours, hands-on demonstrations, and presentations from City leaders. It gives participants an inside look at the City and its departments, encourages citizens to become involved in the community, and enhances Mobilians' ability to communicate effectively with their government. 
"Our Community Affairs Department has put together a great program that highlights the various functions of departments throughout the City government," Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. "Even if you're a lifelong Mobilian, there's always more to learn about how public services are organized and delivered." 
The application period for the third cohort of the C251: Citizens Academy opened today, and applications will be accepted through Friday, February 24. There will be a session every week beginning Wednesday, March 8. Each C251 session will be dedicated to a specific City department, including Legal & External Affairs, Administrative Services, Finance, Public Works and Public Safety. There are only 30 spots available for participants, so register today at
If you were previously on a waiting list for the C251: Citizens Academy, please contact Community Affairs Manager Lesley D. Walker by phone at (251) 208-7801 or by email at