Applications Now Being Accepted For Citizens Leadership Academy

Las Vegas residents are invited to apply for an opportunity to experience firsthand how city departments work. The city of Las Vegas is launching its fourth annual Las Vegas Citizens Leadership Academy, a program designed to educate residents on the daily operations of city government and to highlight programs and opportunities for residents to better their communities. The academy will begin in the fall. This eight-week hands-on program will feature a series of interactive workshops, facility tours and discussions with city leaders. This year’s workshops will be held in September and October in the evening hours. The class concludes with the graduation on Wednesday, November 7. Academy participants are asked to attend at least seven of the eight weekday evening workshops and at least one of the two scheduled Saturday workshops.To participate, interested residents must submit a completed Las Vegas Citizens Leadership Academy application. A selection committee will select up to 25 people to represent the diverse residents and neighborhoods throughout Las Vegas. Applicants will be accepted based on their willingness to commit time and energy to complete the program, their personal commitment to shape the future of their community and past volunteer and civic involvement. Selected participants will be notified by mail during the week of August 27.Applications are available now by calling (702) 229-6501, or on the Citizens Academy Web page. To be considered, all applications must be submitted to the Office of Administrative Services no later than Tuesday, July 31, at 5 p.m. Applications can be faxed to (702) 464-2611.For more information on the academy, residents can contact the City Manager’s Office at (702) 229-6501