Citizens Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy 2020


At this time, the Citizens Leadership Academy has been postponed. 
Thank you for your interest in the Citizens Leadership Academy! Our inaugural Class of 2020 is NOW accepting applications. Our eight-session academy will take citizen’s “behind the scenes” of City operations, programs and initiatives. We will familiarize citizens with the structure, functions and activities of City of Cedar Hill government, and encourage citizens to become involved , and enhance their ability to communicate effectively with City officials. 

Registration is now closed.

Applications are due by Monday, March 16th. Notifications of acceptance will be made by Friday, March 20th.

Questions? Contact Michelle Ebanks, 972.291.5100 X 1099

The Who

The Citizen Leadership Academy is open to any Cedar Hill resident who wants to learn and be more engaged with their community.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older and not be running for political office during class time.

The When

April 2nd through November 5th
  • First Thursday of the month 6:00 – 8:30 pm, except July which will be held the 2nd Thursday 
  • Graduation will occur during the final session, November 5th 
  • Recognized by Council at November 10th meeting

The Where

We will meet at different locations depending on the session and topic.
  • For example, during the Police & Fire session, we will meet at the Grady Lamb Building. Locations and program details will be shared with participants.

The Why

Invite, inspire and empower residents to civically engage with the City of Cedar Hill, Council and the community.
  • Provide hands-on experiences with special civic engagement activities. 
  • Inspire regular leadership habits.

The Cost

The cost for each participant to go through the program is FREE.
  • All participants will walk away with invaluable information about our City, it’s future, along with a new network of resources and engaged leaders.

The How

Apply online.
  • In person- pick up application at counter, Neighborhood Services
  • Due by Monday, March 16th by close of business