City Academy

The City Academy is a highly interactive program seeking to empower new and existing community leaders to use their talents to participate in and serve their communities and the City of Rockville.

The free, six-session program begins Wednesday, March 27 with presentations from staff leaders who oversee the city’s daily operations.

 Topics will include: 

  • Rockville’s form of government and the Public Information and Community Engagement Division.
  • The Department of Public Works.
  • Planning and the master plan process.
  • Police and code enforcement, including neighborhood watch.
  • The Department of Recreation and Parks, including a tour of city recreation facilities.

 Requirements

  • Must be 16 years old and older.
  • Must be able to attend most classes.

If you're interested in participating and have accessibility requirements, contact our ADA coordinator at 240-314-8108.


2019 Class Schedule 

The City Academy is five sessions. The three-weekday sessions last two hours. The two-weekend field trip sessions last three hours.

DateLocationTopic
Wednesday, March 27,
7 - 9 p.m.
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Understanding the city's form of government and the Public Information and Community Engagement Division.
Wednesday, April 3,
7 - 9 p.m.

Rockville Police Station
2 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850 
Learn about the Police Department programs that provide residents with the highest level of service possible.
*Arrive 15 minutes early and park at the City Hall parking lot.
Saturday, April 6,
9 a.m.- noon
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Board a bus at City Hall and tour the city's Recreation and Parks facilities.
Wednesday, April 10,
7 - 9 p.m.
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Discover how the Community Planning and Development Services Department operates and participate in a hands-on planning exercise.
Saturday, April 13,
9 a.m. - noon
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Learn about the many services the Department of Public Works provides. Board a bus and tour the city's Water Treatment Plant.
Monday, April 22,
7 p.m.
Rockville City Hall,
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Receive a certificate of participation during the Mayor and Council meeting. The meeting will be broadcast live on channel 11, so invite friends and family to watch or attend.