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