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Applications Currently Closed

The application process for the 2017 Salisbury Citizen's Academy is currently closed.

Please check back during the summer of 2018 for the application window to open.Classes are free and open to anyone who is at least 16 years of age. Priority will be given to residents of Salisbury. Class size is limited to 20.

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What is the Salisbury Citizen's Academy?

The City of Salisbury wants you! You are invited to an inside look at your city government as an member of the 2018 Salisbury Citizens Academy. Applications will be accepted May through July 2018.

Have you ever wondered how clean water is delivered to your door, or how the Fire Department decides which trucks respond to certain calls? Join us in the Salisbury Citizens Academy to find out the answer to these and other questions about City government and operations.


Class Details

The class meets weekly on Thursday evenings beginning in early September and ending with a graduation in November. One class may be held on a Saturday to allow for additional time.

Classes are free and open to anyone who is at least 16 years of age. Priority will be given to residents of Salisbury. Class size is limited to 20.

Classes are from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at various City facilities and locations. Dinner will be provided.

Participants will have an interactive, hands-on opportunity to see just what it takes for a city to operate. City staff will offer a behind-the-scenes look at fire, police, solid waste, parks and recreation, and more.


Class Schedule

Thursdays 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Session Topic Host Department(s)
September 6, 2018 Getting to Know Your Neighbors and Your City Administration
September 13, 2018 Paving the Way to Keep Us Moving Public Services, Transit
September 20, 2018 Community Development – From Downtown to Your Neighborhood Community Planning Services, Downtown Salisbury, Inc
September 27, 2018 Playing With Purpose Parks & Recreation
October 4, 2018 Public Safety I – Neighborhood Policing and Safety Initiatives Police Department
October 11, 2018 Public Safety II – Keeping You Safe When Things Get Hot Fire Department
October 13, 2018 (Saturday) Water Resources - Delivering Clean Water to Your Home Salisbury-Rowan Utilities
October 18, 2018 Making Sense of Data – From Balancing a Budget to Directing Traffic Finance, Engineering
October 18, 2018 Community Engagement and Opportunities to Connect Human Resources, Communications
November 1, 2018 Graduation

Contact Us

217 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Deputy City Clerk

Kelly Baker
(704) 638-5233
kbake@salisburync.gov

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