Citizens Leadership Academy

Program Overview


The Goodlettsville Citizens Leadership Academy is a citizen engagement course designed to provide Goodlettsville residents with a better understanding of the workings of their municipal government and how city services are delivered. The program gives participants a comprehensive look into city departments, programs and services offered in each, and tours of city facilities. Learn how Goodlettsville is governed, how the annual budget is developed, and how your tax dollars work for you. The Citizens Leadership Academy is a free program designed for City of Goodlettsville residents 18 years and older.


Class Schedule

The Citizens Leadership Academy is offered annually. The class schedule runs late summer into fall on every other Tuesday evening between the 2017 dates of August 8 – October 17 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Class graduation will then be held at the City Commission meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. Classes will meet in different city facilities depending on which department is highlighted that evening. The 2017 class schedule is listed below:

2017 Goodlettsville Citizens Leadership Academy Schedule & Topics


August 8 - Class Orientation and Finance & Administration 
August 22 - Public Works: Streets, Sanitation, Sewer & Stormwater 
September 5 - Fire Department
September 19 - Planning & Development Services, and Engineering
October 3 - Police Department
October 17 - Parks and Recreation 
October 26 - Graduation: Presentation of Pins and Plaques at City Commission Meeting

Class size is limited to 20 participants. To be as fair as possible, we ask that Goodlettsville citizens apply only if they can commit to all classes, with the exception of the allowance of one missed class. Graduation certificates will be presented to those participants who meet these requirements.

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