Government: Ensure a Government That Is Efficient, Transparent, Affordable, Inclusive & Collaborative

  • Key Outcomes: A citizen academy with excellent participant reviews. Use website and social media to announce opportunities.
  • Success Indicator: Improved communications with the citizens and public to demonstrate and reinforce the government's accountability.
  • Supporting Goals:
    1. Establish citizen academy.
    2. Celebrate successes at Council meetings.
    3. Hold citizen meetings with Mayor and Vice Mayor.
  • Performance Measure: Number of citizens completing the academy T:(10) per year
  • Lead Responsibility: Human Resources.
  • Priority: Immediate



  1. Researched surrounding localities for input to establishing a successful citizens academy. Reached out to residents and city employees for input and potential participation. Finalizing draft agenda foe review of participants. (Wayne Know - October 27, 2016)
  2. Applications will be developed and sent to those interested in participating.an optional field trip will be offered. (Wayne Know - October 27, 2016)
  3. The tentative schedule will be 10 to 12 weeks in duration; It will include most, if not all departments. (Wayne Know - October 27, 2016)
  4. Citizen Academy is scheduled to begin February 2, 2017; 4 to 5 weekly meetings. (Leon Towarnicki - January 1, 2017)

Explanation of Data

  1. First session of citizens academy conducted on February 2nd with 6 participants, 2 students, and 3 councilmen (Wayne Know - February 3, 2017)