2021 CIVIC Program Graduates

Mayor Kevin Hartke believes civic engagement is vital to properly address the needs and future of this community and has created CIVIC to better engage our residents. CIVIC is an interactive, 13-session program providing Chandler residents with a behind-the-scenes look at city services.

This free program will continue in January 2023 and is the latest offering by the City of Chandler to help residents connect with their government. Each session, participants will meet with city leaders, tour facilities that keep our city running, participate in interactive sessions and learn how to stay engaged with the city and in their community. Through CIVIC you can participate in activities such as an interactive firefighter training simulation, tour Chandler’s water reclamation facility, and take part in a mock legislative hearing to learn more about the ins and outs of the Chandler government.



Program Details

CIVIC sessions will generally take place every other Wednesday from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at various locations throughout Chandler. An overview of topics to be covered and session dates is outlined below.

Please note: Dates and topics are subject to change.

Date Topic

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Orientation and Welcome

Wednesday, Feb. 1 Fire Department
Wednesday, Feb. 15 City Council, City Manager, City Clerk
Thursday, Feb. 16
State of the City
Wednesday, March 1 Law & Courts
Friday, March 10
Strategic Initiatives
Wednesday, March 15 Economic Development, Cultural Development & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Wednesday, March 29 Airport
Wednesday, April 12 Public Works & Utilities
Wednesday, April 26 Neighborhood Resources and Communications & Public Affairs
Wednesday, May 10 Management Services and Human Resources
Wednesday, May 24 Police Department
Wednesday, June 7 Community Services
Wednesday, June 21 Transportation Policy & Development Services
Monday, June 26
Closing Event & Council Graduation


To be eligible to participate in CIVIC, you must:

  • Commit to attending at least nine CIVIC sessions
  • Be a Chandler resident
  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Not be currently employed by the City of Chandler


Applications were accepted Nov. 1 – Dec. 2, 2022
Twenty-five residents will be selected for the third CIVIC cohort. Applications will be competitively ranked based on the thoroughness of the application, demonstrated interest in the program, and communicated desire to be involved in their community and local government. If you are not selected for the 2023 program, you will be given priority for future CIVIC cohorts.

More Information

Contact Alexis Apodaca, Government Relations Coordinator, at 480-782-2216.

CIVIC Engagement
CIVIC Fire Demo
Water Plant