Citizens Government Academy


Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Citizens Government Academy. Response has been positive, and we have received enough applications to fill the first class.

The City of Moorhead is excited to unveil a new opportunity to increase civic engagement and education in our community. The Citizens Government Academy will help residents learn about the inner workings of municipal government, including operations and policymaking.

Attendees of the program must be Moorhead residents who are interested in learning more about how their government functions and what it does for citizens. Each week, attendees will participate in a discussion and activities led by City department leaders. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of the City staff who will be presenting.

While attendees will have the opportunity to learn about how City government functions, it will also give City employees a better understanding about what intrigues residents.

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What happens after I graduate from Moorhead’s City Government Academy?
  • What happens if I need to miss a class?
  • Can I bring a guest/child?
  • Where are the sessions?
  • What do I wear to class?
  • How does the current Moorhead Citizens Police Academy differ from this new program?
  • Who can participate?
  • Why was this program created?