Information provided by the City of Winston-Salem
The city is accepting applications for the next class of “City of Winston-Salem University,” to be held for 12 weeks starting Feb. 2, 2017. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city’s role in the community.
Classes meet Thursday evenings for three hours. Topics will include city governance and finance, sanitation, utilities operations, streets and transportation, public safety, planning and economic development, housing and recreation.
Class size is limited to 20 participants who will be selected through an application process. Applications will be evaluated based on the reason for participating, leadership potential, diversity and residency (city residents receive first priority, then Forsyth County residents).
City of Winston-Salem University is free, however, participants have the option of earning continuing education credit through Winston-Salem State University for a nominal fee of $25.
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 30. Applications are available at the Marketing & Communications Department in City Hall, 101 N. Main St. Suite 336, or by calling CityLink 311. The application is also posted online HERE and can be printed and mailed in, or filled out and submitted online. For more information, call CityLink 311.
Editor’s Note: This is a great opportunity for anyone considering participating in Citizen Journalism to learn how our local government works. It is also an excellent start for anyone who is considering serving our community as a public official or a community organizer.
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