Citizens Academy

Xenia Citizens’ Academy Program

Program Overview

Immersive, hands-on learning opportunity exploring how the City of Xenia really works!


  • Session 1: Home Sweet Home Rule - An Introduction to Municipal Government in Xenia
  • Session 2: Dollars and Sense - An Overview of Local Government Finance, Budgeting, and Stewardship
  • Session 3: Planning for Success – A Review of Economic Development & Planning Services 
  • Session 4: Go with the Flow - An Introduction to Public Service & Utilities
  • Session 5: Duty, Service, Safety - An Up-Close Look at Police and 911/ Dispatch 
  • Session 6: Blazing the Trail - A Hands-On Experience with EMS, Fire & Emergency Preparedness





Session 1

Tuesday, February 18th

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.


6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

City Governance Structure

Session 2

Thursday, February 20th

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.


6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Budget and Finance

Session 3

Tuesday, February 25th

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.


6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Econ. Dev and Planning & Zoning

Thursday, February 27th  (Optional)

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

All Invited to Attend Council Meeting

Session 4

Tuesday, March 3rd


Public Service (Field Trip)

Session 5

Thursday, March 5th


Police/Dispatch (Field Trip)

Session 6

Tuesday, March 10th


Fire (Field Trip)

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all 6 sessions, as sessions build upon each other.

***Applications will be accepted until classes are filled***

Ways to apply: 

We welcome all kinds of applicants to join us during the Xenia Citizens’ Academy. Priority is given to residents of the City of Xenia.