Murfreesboro Citizens Academy begins in January

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Murfreesboro residents who are curious about how city government works and want a behind the scenes look at everything from the Police Department to land use planning to the wastewater treatment plant can get an inside look at the Murfreesboro Citizens Academy.

Beginning on Jan. 14, 2013 and running through March 18, 2013, the Citizens Academy will have weekly classes on Monday evenings. The classes are from 5:30 -8 p.m. and include your evening meal. There is a $25 charge to attend the academy. Classes are located in City Hall’s Conference Room 218 at 111 W. Vine St., unless otherwise indicated.

The class size is limited to 20 participants, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The city will begin accepting applications promptly at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec, 17.

In fairness, no applications will be accepted before the specified timeframe. The class is open to all city residents, city employees, and people who may not live in the city of Murfreesboro but work or own property here.

The calendar of the classes is available on the city’s website and citizens will be expected to attend at least one City Council meeting during the two months the Citizens Academy is scheduled. Class participants may only miss one class in order to graduate.

Application forms are available for download at

The deadline to apply for the class is Dec. 31. For more information contact Shannon Logan, Service Excellence Coordinator, at 615-849-2629 or

The city urges all who are interested to not miss this exciting opportunity to learn about their government.

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