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Applications Now Being Accepted

The application process for the 2019 Salisbury Citizen's Academy is currently open.

Please apply for the 2019 class by July 19, 2019. 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 2019 Salisbury Citizens Academy. Applications will be accepted May through Tuesday, July 19, 2019.

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 5, 2019 Getting to Know Your Neighbors and Your City Administration
September 12, 2019 Playing With Purpose and Developing Our Downtown Parks & Recreation, Downtown Salisbury, Inc.
September 19, 2019 Paving the Way to Keep Us Moving Public Services, Transit
September 26, 2019 Planning for the Future - How Development and Infrastructure Shape Our Community Community Planning Services, Engineering
October 3, 2019 Public Safety I – Neighborhood Policing and Safety Initiatives Police Department
October 5, 2019 (Saturday) Water Resources - Delivering Clean Water to Your Home Salisbury-Rowan Utilities
October 10, 2019 Public Safety II - Keeping You Safe When Things Get Hot Fire Department
October 17, 2019 Balancing Budgets and Customer Connections Finance, Customer Service, Telecommunications, I.T.
October 24, 2019 Community Engagement and Opportunities to Connect Human Resources, Communications
October 31, 2019 No Class
November 7, 2019 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
kbake@salisburync.gov

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