City to hold third Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant; now accepting applications

The third Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant (CAMP) is now accepting applications.

Presented by the City of Mt. Pleasant, the academy is designed to engage members of the community motivated to expand their knowledge of the structure and functions of the local government.

Participants will attend seven three-hour sessions over seven weeks beginning on Tuesday, Feb.  20.  Each session will offer an in-depth look at the fundamentals of the City’s administration and budget; public works and utilities; parks and recreation; public safety; and community development. Additional topics covered include the basics of local government, elections and more. Graduates of the academy will be honored at a City Commission meeting following the completion of the program.

The Citizens’ Academy is open to anyone living, working or attending school in the City.

“Citizens’ Academy is the best way to learn who, what, where, why and how behind the operations of our local government,” said Mt. Pleasant City Planner Jacob Kain. “Past participants have indicated that the program is not only fun, but has also increased their level of knowledge about the City.”

Registration for the academy is free and space is limited. CAMP sessions will occur on the following Tuesdays:

  • Feb. 20
  • Feb. 27
  • Mar. 13
  • Mar. 20
  • Apr. 3
  • Apr. 10
  • Apr. 17

Recognition of the program participants will take place at the April 23 City Commission meeting.

Applications are accepted until all spaces are filled. Applications are available at City Hall and online. Find the application and learn more at

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