City Now Accepting Applications for Bloomington 101
Applications are available for the spring 2018 session of Bloomington 101, a program that gives residents an overview of the local government through presentations and hands-on demonstrations from various City departments. Participation is free and open to anyone 16 or older.
Bloomington 101 participants get the opportunity to meet various City staff members and gain a deeper understanding of what goes on in City government, City communications manager Nora Dukowitz explained.
The ten-week session begins with a presentation from the McLean County Museum of History and ends with a mock City Council meeting.
“This will be our seventh time running this program, and the first six sessions were a great success for both the participants and City staff. Both learn from each other,” said Dukowitz.
Participation is free and open to anyone 16 or older.
The program also helps foster a sense of community engagement. “We have a lot of members who go on to serve on our boards and commissions,” Dukowitz said. She noted that she also sees participants attending public meetings following the program.
Participants will meet from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursdays from March 22 - May 24, 2018. Applicants must agree to attend eight of the ten planned classes.
Applications are available online and at City Hall until February 9. The program will accept 25 participants for the spring 2018 session.
Those interested in applying can also email Nora Dukowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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