City Academy

The City Academy is a highly interactive program seeking to empower new and existing community leaders to use their talents to participate in and serve their communities and the City of Rockville.

The free, six-session program begins Thursday, May 10 with presentations from staff leaders who oversee the city’s daily operations.

 Topics will include: 

  • Rockville’s form of government and the Public Information and Community Engagement Division.
  • The Department of Public Works.
  • Planning and the master plan process.
  • Police and code enforcement, including neighborhood watch.
  • The Department of Recreation and Parks, including a tour of city recreation facilities.
  • Community leadership training.

 Requirements

  • Must be 16 years old and older.
  • Must be able to attend most classes.

If you're interested in participating and have accessibility requirements, contact our ADA coordinator at 240-314-8108.


2018 Class Schedule 

The City Academy is six sessions. The four-weekday sessions last two hours. The two-weekend field trip sessions last three hours.

DateLocationTopic
Thursday, May 10
7 - 9 p.m.
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Understanding the city's form of government and the Public Information and Community Engagement Division.
Saturday, May 19
9 a.m. - noon
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Board a bus at City Hall and tour the city's Recreation and Parks facilities.
Thursday, May 24,
7 - 9 p.m.
Rockville Police Station,
2 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Learn about the Police Department programs that provide residents the highest level of service possible.
*Arrive 15 minutes early and park at the City Hall parking lot
Thursday, May 31,
7 - 9 p.m.
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Discover how the Community Planning and Development Services Department operates and participate in a hands-on planning exercise.
Saturday, June 2,
9 a.m. - noon
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Learn about the many services the Department of Public Works provides. Board a bus and tour the city's Water Treatment Plant.
Thursday, June 7,
7 - 9 p.m.
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Learn principles of leadership and community organization to become more effective community leaders.
Monday, June 11,
7 - 9 p.m.
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Receive a certificate of participation during the Mayor and Council meeting. The meeting will be broadcast live on channel 11, so invite friends and family to watch or attend.