The City of Bowling Green is now accepting applications for its Over 50 Citizen Academy. Now in its second year, this is a unique experience for local residents taking citizens behind the scenes operations of their city government.

Citizen AcademyThe City of Bowling Green Neighborhood Services Division is now accepting applicants age 50 and over to participate. The free, weeklong event takes you on an “inside look” at City government programs and services.  You’ll learn more on your “exploration of livable communities,” at the Academy.

The program begins Thursday, March 20 through lunchtime Wednesday, March 26, with a break over Saturday and Sunday.

March 1 is the deadline to apply and seats are limited. Click here to download your application, daily schedule and more information.

Think of it as your “behind the scenes” look into the City’s budget, departments, equipment and form of government.  One of the favorite events is touring the City Hall campus, Public Works Operations, Police and Fire departments, and Parks & Recreation. Participants learn first-hand about community resources for people over 50 and ways to stay engaged and involved in civic life.  Included is a daily lunch, snacks, all materials, and a special graduation lunch with City officials.

The Citizen’s Academy complements other citizen programs such as the Citizen’s Police Academy, Citizen’s Fire Academy, and Neighborhood University.  The Academy is part of the City of Bowling Green’s Age-Friendly City initiative in partnership with the WKU Center on Aging.

Bowling Green academy_group1For more information about the Over 50 Fifty Citizen’s Academy, please contact Karen Foley via email: karen.foley@bgky.org

Or call directly: 270-393-3674.

The Academy is supported by AARP Kentucky, Bowling Green Coalition of Active Neighborhoods (BGCAN), and the City of Bowling Green Neighborhood Services Division.

The application deadline is March 1Click here to download your application, daily schedule and more information.