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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 evening sessions begin with an introduction to city government and conclude with graduation at a City Council Meeting. In between, participants learn the basics of city government including community development processes, community policing, and budget planning.  Participants learn about their city through interactive activities such as a day in the field with Public Works staff, police department simulations, tours of several city owned facilities, and various staff presentations. 

Questions?  Email [email protected].

Session 1

March 28

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

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

Main St. Library 
321 North Main St. 

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/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