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City of Mobile now accepting applications for C251: Citizens Academy

Dec 13th, 2021

Posted in: External and Community Affairs

- December 13, 2021 -
For Immediate Release: 

City of Mobile now accepting applications for C251: Citizens Academy 

Mobile, Ala. — Next month the City of Mobile will be launching a new program aimed at teaching citizens more about how their City government and its various departments function. 

C251: Citizens Academy is an engaging five-week program that provides residents with an in-depth look at City government through tours, hands-on demonstrations, and presentations by City leaders. The aim is to give participants an insider’s view of the City and its functions, encourage citizens to become involved in the community, and enhance Mobilians' ability to communicate effectively with their government. 

“I don’t think I fully understood all that went into operating an organization as big as the City of Mobile until I was elected,” Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. “We have so many people working throughout multiple departments to serve citizens and keep our city moving forward. If you are interested in learning more about how the City of Mobile operates, the C251: Citizens Academy is a unique and fun way to do so.”

The application period for the first cycle of the program opened today. It will focus on the Community and External Affairs, Public Works, Administrative Services, Finance and Public Safety departments. There will be a session every two weeks beginning Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Each C251 session will be dedicated to a specific department. 

You find an application for the first c251: Citizens Academy class by clicking here.
The dates and times for each session in the first cycle are listed below:

January 26, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
February 9, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
February 23, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
March 9, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
March 16, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.