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The City of Paris is introducing a new program, the Paris Citizens Government Academy.  This is a seven week course open to residents and business owners that are 18 years and older.  The agenda for this academy will provide a comprehensive review how our municipal government is structured, what city services are available and how they are delivered; how the city is governed overall, as well as the city’s budget and how your tax dollars are spent.  This is a free program.  Participants should commit to attending each session.   This will be an interactive, hands on experience for participants.

You may click on application and download or you may pick up an application at the City of Paris at 100 North Caldwell in Downtown Paris.


Class Schedule

The City of Paris Citizens Government Academy will be held for the first time beginning in July, 2018.  The class will meet every Tuesday evening beginning July 30, 2018.  The class will begin at 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (some nights the class may only last 2 hours).  Classes will meet in the Meeting Room at City Hall, however, there will be nights that the class will meet in other City facilities depending on which department is highlighted.


Schedule of Topics

July 31 – Orientation / General Admin / Finance / Community Development

August 7 – Building Inspection / Storm Water / Codes Enforcement / Planning & Zoning

August 14 – Parks / Civic Center / KPAC

August 21 – Fire & Animal Control

August 28 – Public Works & Landfill

September 4 – Police & Dispatch

September 6 -Graduation –This will be the September Commission meeting night


Applications will be accepted no later than Friday, July 20, 2018.  Candidates will be notified by Tuesday, July 24, 2018.