Smyrna Citizens Academy

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2018 Smyrna Citizens Academy


UPDATE: There is currently a waiting list for the 2018 Spring Citizens Academy 


Ever wondered how the City of Smyrna operates across all departments? Apply today to be a part of the first ever Smyrna Citizens Academy cohort!

The Smyrna Citizens Academy will give residents an opportunity to become civically engaged by building positive relationships with city government officials while furthering their education on the city’s daily processes. Through the academy, citizens will get a behind-the-scenes look at city operations, have a chance to give feedback that may help the city improve its commitment to the citizens, and become ambassadors for the city in which they live, work, and play.

This civic learning opportunity is made possible through sponsorship by Advanced Disposal.

The City of Smyrna Citizens Academy will take place over a nine-week period consisting of eight learning sessions followed by a graduation ceremony.



Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM beginning on March 20, 2018 and concluding on May 15, 2018.

Learn from city staff during interactive sessions about:

  • City Administration and City Council
  • Finance and Human Resources
  • Community Development and IT
  • Public Works
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Safety
  • Library and Museum
  • Keep Smyrna Beautiful and Community Relations



To be considered for participation in the Smyrna Citizens Academy, an applicant must be over the age of 18. The deadline for application submission is March 13, 2018.

The application is open to the public but priority is given to those who live or work within the city limits of Smyrna. The Smyrna Citizens Academy is limited to 25 participants.


Click Here and Apply Today via our Online Form!

Applications are due March 13, 2018, so don’t miss out!

For more information on the Smyrna Citizens Academy, please contact:

Ashley Youmans, Management Fellow