Citizens Academy

4 people in firefighters turncoats

The City of Hopkins offers the Citizens Academy as a free opportunity to find out more about how your City works.

This four-session course is designed to give you an in-depth look into City departments and programs.

Each City department team will bring attendees behind the scenes and into the operations.

The sessions, which run from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, are designed to be interactive as well as fun and informative.

Past Citizens Academy Photos

trying out firefighting gearlearning about the water systemparticipating in a City Council meeting

 

Contacts

  • Assistant City Manager

    952-548-6303

Recent graduate remarks

“Can I go through the program again?!”

"It was fascinating learning about our City government."

"I'm glad to be invited to this class. I think every resident should, sooner or later, attend these sessions."

“I loved this program. It was wonderful meeting everyone in the different departments. Thank you!”

“Absolutely superb! Very informative & fun!”

“Great program- have already recommended it to a store owner and my neighbors!”

“Great job- can tell the people running Hopkins are really proud of it!”

“I have great respect for the work being done by the city employees!”

"Fun, informative, good presentations, good information. Well worth my time."

"I'm glad to live in a city where this class is offered."

"I have been in Hopkins 24 years and never really realized there was so much behind the scenes."