Framingham Government Academy


The Framingham Government Academy (FGA) is an engaging 7-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.      

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.

PARTICIPATION IN THE ACADEMY:  FGA Spring session will begin on Wednesday March 25 and end May 27.Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on various dates in March, April, and May.  Residents interested in participating must apply and commit to attending all sessions.

Week 1: Framingham 101 – Wednesday, March 25

Week 2: Funding Framingham – Wednesday, April 8

Week 3: Developing Framingham – Wednesday, April 15

Week 4: Keeping Framingham Safe, Part 1 – Wednesday, April 22 

Week 5: Keeping Framingham Safe, Part 2 – Wednesday, May 6

Week 6: Community Services – Wednesday, May 13

Week 7: Your Framingham – Wednesday, May 27

SPRING 2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Disclaimer: The Framingham Government Academy is an initiative of the Office of Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. There is no cost to enroll in the academy. Class size is limited. Please keep in mind that submitting an application does not guarantee a seat in the academy. Applicants will be notified if they are selected by Monday March 16.