Irving 360° Civic Academy
Ever ask yourself why a fire truck comes to an EMS call, who decides when a sidewalk needs repair, or why the Irving City Council has nine members?
The Irving 360° Civic Academy was developed to answer these and other questions on how the City of Irving functions. It is designed to give participants a behind-the-scenes look at daily operations and encourage civic engagement. The academy is open to anyone 18 or older who lives or works in Irving. To learn more about academy opportunities for high school students, visit the Youth 360 Civic Academy page.
Session topics include:
- Irving's history
- Government structure, elections and city boards and commissions
- Public safety
- Budget and finance
- Solid waste services
- Water utilities
- Community planning
- Building inspections and code enforcement
- Economic development and tourism
- Parks, libraries and other leisure services
- Transportation and environmental initiatives
- Arts and cultural activities
The city will announce when applications are accepted for the next Academy.
Classes run for 11 weeks. Each week participants meet at a predetermined location in the city for approximately three hours. The classes are set primarily on Tuesdays after regular work hours with some weekends.
After attending the Irving 360° Academy, participants have tools and knowledge that can help them in many situations, including: