The 2016 Mayor’s Civics Academy is now accepting nominations for participants.
The Academy provides young Worcester leaders a unique opportunity to learn about Worcester history and demographics, government, politics and elections, and innovation and entrepreneurship.
This series will feature prominent speakers from across the state.
This year’s Academy hopes to bring in more young leaders from groups who have not traditionally had access to government leaders.
Mayor Joseph Petty said: “This was a program that was started under former Mayor Joe O’Brien. The City Manager and I saw that there was a need to start these sessions again. This academy will be focused on how communities make their voices heard in our city. We need to focus on our young leaders and give them the tools to make a difference in our city.”
The Academy will take place on four Mondays in February, from 6-8 PM, at the Worcester Historical Museum, the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and UMass Medical School, respectively.
Leaders of community-based organizations are asked to nominate their young leaders (between the ages of 18 and 35) for acceptance into the 2016 Mayor’s Civic Academy.
We do ask that nominees be from Worcester.
Young leaders from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send a brief letter of nomination to Mayor@worcesterma.gov introducing yourself, your organization, and the name of the person you are nominating from your organization.
Nominations will be received until January 27, 2016.