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​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the Ann Arbor Community Academy

With the success of the Ann Arbor Citizens Police, Fire, and Courts Academy, City staff decided to launch the Ann Arbor Community Academy (A2CA) as a sister academy. A2CA provides a broader view of local government for Ann Arbor residents and deepens participants'  understanding of governmental functions and services.

During a series of weekly sessions, participants connect with City staff and officials in order to discover what goes into both long term planning and day-to-day operations throughout Ann Arbor. City staff hopes participants will be motivated to play a more active role in shaping the future of Ann Arbor, after participating in A2CA tours, presentations, and interactive activities in classes throughout Ann Arbor.​

A2CA Graduates are currently serving on the City Council, Municipal Water System Advisory Council, City Planning Commission, Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, as Election Inspectors, and are involved in other programs and projects throughout the City.

Name Change - Ann Arbor Community Academy


In accordance with the City of Ann Arbor's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) initiative, the Ann Arbor Citizens Academy has been renamed the Ann Arbor Community Academy (A2CA). This change better reflects the City's commitment to​​ foster equity, openness, and transparency in our program.  ​

Applying to the Ann Arbor Community Academy

The interest form for A2CA 2021 is currently open. The deadline for interested applicants to submit their interest form is Friday February 19th, 2021.

If you are interested in participating in Ann Arbor Community Academy 2021​, and are 18 years of age or older, please fill out the A2CA Interest Form. You will be contacted when planning for the 2021 program is complete. 

The 2021 Virtual Ann Arbor Community Academy

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Ann Arbor made a public health informed decision to host a modified Community Academy provided in a virtual format. The program will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM via Zoom. Program meeting dates are anticipated to run from March 10th to April 28th with Wednesday March 31st as a planned break to coincide with the AAPS Spring Break. ​


Participant Photographs

Public Works Session Tour​                           (Photograph by Jonah Copi,  2018​ A2CA Graduate)

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                           (Photograph by Jonah Copi, 2018 A2CA Graduate)



Ann Arbor Community Academy

Robert Mulcihy

Academy Coordinator

(734) 794-6000 Ext. 41413 

RMulcihy@a2gov.org