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 and future leaders. CIVIC is an interactive, 10-session program providing Chandler residents with a behind-the-scenes look at city services.

This free program will launch in January 2021 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.

Program Details

CIVIC sessions will generally take place every other Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at various locations throughout Chandler. An overview of topics to be covered and session dates is outlined below.

Date Topic
Wednesday,  Jan. 27 City Manager/Mayor & Council/City Clerk/Law
Wednesday, Feb. 17 Police 
Thursday, Feb. 18 (optional) Mayor’s State of the City Address
Wednesday, Feb. 24 Public Works & Utilities
Friday, March 5 (Optional) Government Relations
Wednesday, March 10 Transportation Policy/Development Services
Wednesday, March 24 Management Services/Human Resources
Wednesday, April 7 Fire
Wednesday, April 21 Economic Development/Chandler Airport
Wednesday, May 5 Neighborhood Resources
Wednesday, May 19 Cultural Development/Community Services
TBD (Optional) Graduation - City Council Meeting


Anyone aged 18+ living within Chandler city limits that can commit to missing no more than three CIVIC sessions is eligible to apply.


Applications closed Dec. 11.

Twenty residents will be selected for the first cohort to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Residents will be selected based on demonstrated interest in the program and communicated desire to be involved in the community. If you are not selected for the 2021 program, you will be placed on a waitlist should spots become available, and be given priority for future CIVIC cohorts.

More Information

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