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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.

2022 Ann Arbor Community Academy Sign-up

The Ann Arbor Community Academy is back for 2022 with a few exciting updates! This year we will be conducting a 9-week hybrid program every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm through March and April. During these weekly sessions, participants will virtually connect with City staff and officials via Zoom to discover what goes into both long-term planning and day-to-day operations throughout Ann Arbor.

In addition, we will have a select few weeks where participants can choose an in-person tour of city facilities, such as the Fire Station and the Wastewater Treatment Plant, instead of the scheduled virtual Zoom class. These in-person tours will be limited to a small number of people who sign up for the tour on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who would like to participate in the in-person tours are required to sign up, be vaccinated, and wear a mask during their tour—no exceptions. The facilities have the right to cancel the tour in the interest of public health or other emergency circumstances.                                 

City staff hopes participants will be motivated to play a more active role in shaping the future of Ann Arbor after participating in the A2CA. Many graduates from this program have gone on to serve the community by participating in City Council, Municipal Water System Advisory Council, City Planning Commission, Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, or working as an Election Inspector.

The 2022 Community Academy sign-up is now closed. Stay tuned for information about future sessions.

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.   ​


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(​2021 A2CA)   

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


                           (Photograph by Jonah Copi, 2018 A2CA Graduate)

Ann Arbor Community Academy​