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 2024 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.
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.
Wednesday, Jan. 10
Orientation and Welcome
|Tuesday, Jan. 23*
|City Council, City Manager, City Clerk and CAPA
|Wednesday, Feb. 7
|Thursday, Feb. --
|State of the City
|Wednesday, Feb. 21
|Law & Courts
|Wednesday, March 6
|Economic Development, Cultural Development and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
|Wednesday, March 20
|Wednesday, April 3
|Public Works & Utilities
Friday, April 12
|Wednesday, April 17
|Wednesday, May 1
|Management Services and Human Resources
|Wednesday, May 15
|Wednesday, May 29
|Transportation Policy and Development Services
|Wednesday, June 12
|Monday, June 24
|Closing Event and 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 for the 2024 program closed on Dec. 8, 2023.
Twenty-five residents will be selected for the fourth CIVIC cohort. Applications will be competitively ranked based on the thoroughness of the application, demonstrated interest in the program, and a desire to be involved in their community and local government. If you are not selected for the 2024 program, you will be given priority for future CIVIC cohorts.
Contact Alexis Apodaca, Mayor & Council Public Affairs Manager, 480-782-2222