Citizens Government Academy


The City of Moorhead's Citizens Government Academy is an excellent opportunity to increase civic engagement and education in our community. The Citizens Government Academy helps residents learn about the inner workings of municipal government, including operations and policymaking.

Attendees of the program must be Moorhead residents who are interested in learning more about how their government functions and what it does for citizens. Each week, attendees will participate in a discussion and activities led by City department leaders. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of the City staff who will be presenting.

While attendees will have the opportunity to learn about how City government functions, it will also give City employees a better understanding about what intrigues residents.

Citizens Government Academy will run for eight sessions on Tuesday evenings, March 5 through May 7 from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. with two make up days built in. Graduation will occur at the Monday, May 13 City Council meeting. There will be no cost for this program.

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What happens after I graduate from Moorhead’s Citizens Government Academy?
  • What happens if I need to miss a class?
  • Can I bring a guest/child?
  • Where are the sessions?
  • How does the current Moorhead Citizens Police Academy differ from this new program?
  • Who can participate?
  • Why was this program created?