Irving 360 Academy

Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort will open soon!

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The Irving 360° Civic Academy was designed to give participants a behind-the-scenes look at the daily operations of the City and encourage civic engagement. The academy is currently accepting applications from anyone 18 or older who lives or works in Irving.

Session topics include:

  • The history of the City of Irving
  • Government structure, elections, and city boards and commissions
  • Public safety
  • Budget and finance
  • Solid waste services
  • Water utilities
  • City planning and redevelopment
  • Building inspections and code enforcement
  • Economic development and tourism
  • Parks and libraries
  • City communications
  • Transportation and environmental initiatives
  • Arts and cultural activities


The 2024 Fall cohort schedule is currently being developed. 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 weekend sessions. Participants may only miss three classes to be considered eligible to graduate from the program. 


After attending the Irving 360° Academy, participants have tools and knowledge that can help them in many situations, including:


Please contact Innovation and Performance Manager Lauren Hale at with any questions relating to the program to include applicant eligibility and scheduling.