The Paducah Citizens’ Academy is your Passport to City Government. The Academy connects participants to their local government through interactive sessions with the City Manager, directors, and managers about the inner workings of city government. Participants also have the opportunity to go on public safety ride-alongs, learn about the floodwall, and take tours of city facilities.
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The program is free to participants; however, class size is limited. Individuals 16 years of age and older who live, work, or attend school in Paducah-McCracken County can apply. Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions to graduate.
Registration is underway for the 2020 Paducah Citizens' Academy. It will begin March 12. Please complete the Registration Form below.
If you have questions, contact Assistant City Manager Michelle Smolen or call 270-538-9827.
Photo from the Graduation Ceremony held May 14, 2019. A few of the participants were not able to attend the ceremony.
Photo from the Graduation Ceremony held June 12, 2018. There were 21 academy participants. Some were not able to attend the ceremony.
Photo from the Graduation Ceremony held May 23, 2017. There were 21 academy participants. Some were not able to attend the ceremony.