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.
Session topics include:
The city will announce when applications are accepted for the next Academy.
Classes run for 10 weeks. Each week participants meet at a predetermined location in the city for two to 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: