The Framingham Government Academy (FGA) is an engaging 6-week program that provides residents with an in-depth look into the functions of city government. Sessions will be guided by city representatives and include a combination of educational and interactive workshops.
The program was created to make city functions more transparent and accessible so that residents can become informed, effective, and equipped with the knowledge to engage in the democratic process. The FGA is an initiative of the Office of Mayor. There is no cost to enroll.
BENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN THE ACADEMY: Participants will learn directly from city leaders and better understand the functions of the municipality. With this knowledge, participants will be equipped to lead collective action towards the advancement of neighborhoods and quality of life, be prepared to serve on City Boards, Committees, and Commissions, and learn how to engage in the process to improve policy prescriptions, programming and communication.
SCHEDULE AND PARTICIPATION: FGA Fall session will begin September 5 and conclude on November 14. Classes meet biweekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Residents interested in participating must submit an application and commit to attending all sessions. Class sizes are limited to 20 members and accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Schedule Overview: (tentative schedule)
Week 1: Thursday, September 5 – Framingham 101
Week 2: Thursday, September 19 – Funding Framingham
Week 3: Thursday, October 3 – Developing Framingham
Week 4: Thursday, October 17 – Keeping Framingham Safe
Week 5: Wednesday, October 30 – Community Services
Week 6: Thursday, November 14 – Your Framingham
Applications must be received no later Friday, August 30th.