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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 Fall 2023 Salisbury Citizens Academy. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Juy 14.

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 each Thursday from September 5 through November 7.

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

Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Session Topic Host Department(s)
September 7 Getting to Know Your Neighbors and Your City Administration, DEI
September 14 Playing With Purpose Parks & Recreation
September 21 Paving the Way to Keep Us Moving Public Works, Transit
September 28 Planning for the Future – How Development and Infrastructure Shape our Community Planning, Land & Dev. Services, Transportation
October 5 Public Safety I – Neighborhood Policing and Safety Initiatives Police Department, Communications
October 12  Public Safety II – Keeping You Safe When Things Get Hot Fire Department, Telecommunications
October 19 Water Resources - Delivering Clean Water to Your Home Salisbury-Rowan Utilities
October 26 Balancing Budgets and Customer Connections Finance, Customer Service, IT
November 2 Downtown Development, Engagement and Opportunities to Connect Downtown Salisbury, Inc., Human Resources
November 9 Graduation

Contact Us

132 North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Office Hours:

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

Administrative Services Director

Kelly Baker
(704) 638-5233

«June 2024»

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