Harrisonburg Citizen Academy

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Citizen's Academy

The Harrisonburg Citizen Academy is a 12 week program comprised of one 2-hour session per week designated to teach residents about the City and the services it provides. Participants will hear from different departments on their daily operations in a hands-on learning environment.

This program will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm and runs from the end of August through the middle of November.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year and further communication will be made to confirm your attendance. 

PDF[1.4MB] Citizen Academy Application

*The deadline to apply for the 2016 Citizen Academy has passed. Please check back for the 2017 application.


If you have any questions about the Citizen Academy, please consult the FAQ.  If you cannot find the answer you are looking for or would like more information on the next academy, please contact Mary-Hope Vass at 540-432-8931 or email MaryHope.Vass@HarrisonburgVA.gov.




Harrisonburg Citizen Academy