Citizen Academy


The Black Mountain Citizen Academy gives citizens an inside look at town government. Are you ready to become a community leader?

Then the Black Mountain Citizen Academy is for you! Beginning on September 14, 2023 and continuing through October 19, 2023, the Academy will offer six sessions on weekday evenings. Class sizes are limited to 15-20 participants. Below is the schedule for the Academy sessions:

• September 14 – Welcome from Mayor/Town Council / Staff & Participant Introductions/ Overview of Town Government & Administration (Manager/Clerk/Finance)

• September 21 – Public Services and Parks and Recreation

• September 28 – Planning and Development 

• October 5 – Stormwater

• October 12 – Police Department 

• October 19 – Fire Department

• October 19 – Graduation

Participants are encouraged to attend at least one Town Council meeting during Citizens Academy. Class size is limited to 15-20 participants.

The deadline to apply for the Academy is August 11, 2023.

Application and Schedule