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, 12-session program providing Chandler residents with a behind-the-scenes look at city services.
This free program will continue in January 2022 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.
|Wednesday, Jan. 26||Orientation/Welcome
City Manager/Mayor and Council
|TBD (Optional)||Mayor’s State of the City Address|
|Wednesday, Feb. 8||Fire Department|
|Wednesday, Feb. 23||City Clerk, Law & Courts|
|Friday, March 4 (Optional)||Strategic Initiatives|
|Wednesday, March 9||Transportation Policy/Development Services|
|Wednesday, March 23||Airport|
|Wednesday, April 6||Public Works & Utilities|
|Wednesday, April 20||Management Services/HR|
|Wednesday, May 4||Neighborhood Resources|
|Wednesday, May 18||Police Department|
|Wednesday, June 1||Community Services|
|Wednesday, June 15||Economic Development/Cultural Development|
|TBD (Optional)||Closing Event & Council Graduation|
Anyone aged 18+ living within Chandler city limits that can commit to attending at least nine CIVIC sessions is eligible to apply.
Applications will be open Nov. 1 – Dec. 3
Twenty-five residents will be selected for the second 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 2022 program, you will be given priority for future CIVIC cohorts.
Contact Alexis Apodaca, Government Relations Coordinator, at 480-782-2216.