Register for Community Engagement University – City program helps residents better connect with their government
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 26, 2016
Curious about how the City of Kansas City, Mo., government works? Want to learn from City staff how to improve your community? Sign up for Community Engagement University: a free program designed to connect residents with government to build a better Kansas City.
Community Engagement University is a free, hands-on, interactive program for Kansas City residents 18 years of age and older. The sessions cover basic knowledge of the City’s functions and operations.
The eight-week program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at City Hall, 414 E. 12th St. Community Engagement University sessions will continue for seven additional Tuesdays. Residents must register to participate by enrolling at kcmo.gov/ceu or by calling 816-513-1313.
Registration for the fall 2016 sessions opens on Aug. 29 at 9 a.m., but space is limited. If you miss the cutoff, go ahead and complete the registration so your name can be added to the waiting list.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE UNIVERSITY?
- Gain a better understanding of how local government functions
- Participate and interact with knowledgeable staff to better learn and understand how City finances, operations, projects and services are developed, distributed and executed
- Serve as role model for community and neighborhood residents
- Help improve the quality of life for Kansas City residents
- Build a livable, sustainable community
- Learn about volunteer opportunities in city government
- Local Government 101
- We Keep this City Clean
- We Keep This City Safe
- Dollars and Sense
- We Keep This City Healthy and Active
- We Build and Improve This City
- We Are in Your Neighborhood Part I
- We Are in Your Neighborhood Part II