Swanton Offers Educational Course on Village Operational Logistics to Residents

The Village of Swanton is giving residents a unique opportunity to learn much more about the management of the Village through a program called the Swanton Civic Engagement Academy (SCEA).  Anyone interested in this program is encouraged to apply through the Village’s website or call 419-826-9515 for more information.  Details of the SCEA program provided by the Village are below:

Swanton Civic Engagement Academy participants will learn about the many responsibilities and functions of their local government, the relationships between Village Departments and Divisions and the community, and how services are provided.  The Academy’s goal is to educate the public through interactive sessions, increase awareness about what their local government does for them, and provide an inside look into government operations.

To apply for the Civic Engagement Academy program, you must:  Be at least 18 years of age.  Be able to attend seven classroom-style sessions for two hours (6:00-8:00 p.m.) per week from August-October.  Have an interest in learning more about your local government. 

There is no cost to attend.  The program is limited to 15 participants who will be selected based on the order in which applications are received.  The seven classes will be held in the Swanton Community Center located at 217 Chestnut Street, adjacent to the Swanton Municipal Office Building and are scheduled as follows:

August 26, 2021 – The Structure and Roles of Swanton Village Government

September 2, 2021 – Budgeting, Finance, and Governmental Accounting

September 9, 2021 – The Art of Community Development: Planning, Zoning, Code Enforcement

September 16, 2021 – Fire and Emergency Medical Services

September 23, 2021 – Police Services, Prosecutorial Services, Village Solicitor

September 30, 2021 – Water Treatment and Water Resource Recovery

October 7, 2021 – Public Service

October 12, 2021 – Certificate in Village of Swanton Governmentology during Village Council Meeting

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