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Posted on: November 6, 2017

City University Participants Experience Hands-On Open Government

The City University program allows citizens to experience the workings of their city government first hand. The curriculum is designed to encourage a well-informed public and potentially increase their involvement in city committees, boards and


Eleven meetings, and then a graduation dinner, are held over
selected Thursday evening’s beginning on January 11, 2018. Programs on Cityservices are provided by the following departments: Airport, City Attorney’s
Office, City Manager’s Office, City Secretary’s Office, Finance, Fire/EMS,Human Resources, Information Technology, Library, Municipal Court, Parks and
Recreation, Planning and Community Development, Police, and Public Works.

“City University is an interactive learning experience,”said Jared Werner, Human Resources Director. “The hands-on experiences, case studies, site tours, group discussions,and demonstrations provide a unique understanding of municipal operations and
promote transparency and open government.”

Some graduates of previous City University programs havegone on to serve in the following city organizations:
            AirportAdvisory Board
Advisory Committee
            Parks& Recreation Advisory Board
            Bond Advisory
Service Commission
            BuildingStandards Commission
Board of Adjustment
            Transportation& Traffic Advisory Board
            WatershedAdvisory Committee
Development Advisory Committee
            GolfCourse Advisory Board

City University applications are available at
www.nbtexas.org/cityuniversity and are submitted online. If a paper applicationis needed, they can be picked up at City Hall, 550 Landa Street, from 8:00 a.m.
until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by contacting Becca Miears at830-221-4397 or rmiears@nbtexas.org to obtain an application by mail or email.
All previously submitted paper applications for the 2018 session are stillbeing considered and will not need to be re-submitted online.

Applications for the 2018 session of the free City
University program will be accepted online through 5:00 p.m. on December 1st.Applicants must be residents of the City, or its extraterritorial jurisdiction
(ETJ), and be at least 17 years of age. 
Space in the program is limited.

Complete the application here....
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