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Citizens Academy

DavenportU Citizens Academy is a nine‐week program aimed at connecting citizens to their local government. If you have ever been curious about how the City prioritizes projects or how heavy a Firefighters turnout gear is—this academy could be for you!

The Monday sessions will begin on March 28, 2022 and start with an introduction to city government and conclude with graduation at the May 25, 2022 City Council meeting. In between, participants will learn the basics of city government as well as community development processes, community policing, and budget planning. Applications are now being accepted through February 25, 2022. 

Enrollment is limited and participants must be 18 years of age or older. Attendance to all nine sessions is highly encouraged.

Questions?  Email  davenportu@davenportiowa.com.

Click here to apply for the 2022 Spring DavenportU Citizens Academy

Session 1

March 28

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. An Introduction to Government

Start at Davenport Police Department Community Room - 416 Harrison Street

End at City Hall - 226 W. 4th Street

Session 2

April 4

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Show Me the Money

Davenport Police Department Community Room

416 Harrison Street 

Session 3 

April 11

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Introduction to Public Safety

 SECC - Scott Emergency Communications Center

1100 E. 46th St

Session 4

April 18

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Police and Our Community  

Davenport Police Department Community Room

416 Harrison Street 

Session 5

April 25

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.  Inside the Firehouse

 Davenport Fire Department - Training Center 

1200 E. 46th Street

Session 6

May 2

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. City Hall and Library

 City Hall - Council Chambers

226 W. 4th Street

Session 7

May 13

8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Infrastructure and More

*Includes all-day tour and working groups

 Public Works 

1200 E. 46th Street

Session 8

May 16

6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Community Planning/Economic Development and Parks

Rivers Edge

700 W. River Driver

Session 9 

May 25

5:30 P.M. Graduation Ceremony

 City Hall - Council Chambers

226 W. 4th Street