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Renton Academy of City Services: Be the First Graduating Class in 2013

All sessions are on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and held at Renton City Hall unless otherwise noted.

This press release was distributed by the city of Renton.

Are you interested in learning about the daily operations of the City of Renton? Have you ever wondered about the different functions of the individual departments and how they work together?

Become a better informed member of the community by being part of the first graduating class of the Renton Academy of City Services (RACS).  Ask questions, learn about city functions, tour some of the city facilities, and get the inside scoop on how the City of Renton works for you!  A presentation will be given by a staff member from each city department.

All sessions are on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and held at Renton City Hall unless otherwise noted. You must sign up for the series of classes, which will be held September 17 through November 18, 2013. Participants must complete a minimum of eight classes to be eligible for graduation.

You may register for the academy beginning August 27 by calling the Renton Community Center (RCC) at 425-430-6700, in person at RCC or on-line if you have your family pin and barcode number at cybersignup.org. Please reference class #52793 when registering.  Deadline for registering is Monday, September 9, 2013. 

 

Beth Asher September 14, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Interestingly enough, many residents have had the same idea for 5-6 years. We've had the police academy, but never a city services academy. Residents have asked many times how they can get in touch with city departments, or get help for a neighborhood concern. I'd like to see an interactive and educational program for residents. One that informs them about local government representatives, departments and programs, community associations, current community concerns and upcoming city-wide issues. I've always thought the genesis of this communication and feedback is in place with our neighborhood associations. Hopefully the Academy will turn out to be an ongoing and evolving program that takes into account resident input during the program. A continuing program would create an environment that nurtures and encourages leadership, participation and responsibility by Renton residents. My vision of the program is to develop and maintain an informed, energetic and diversified resource for community involvement and leadership roles.

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