Registration is now open for Lynnwood University, an eight week course offered to residents free of charge.
The goal is to increase awareness about how city government works and to empower citizens to better access programs and services in a fun and interactive way. Demonstrations, tours and hands-on activities are presented by city staff, council members and the mayor.
“After participating in Lynnwood University a lot of participants become volunteers,” Community Outreach Specialist Julie Moore told us. “I start to see them come to council meetings and other community meetings. In general, they feel like they have a stake in their community.”
Some of the highlights include trying on firefighting gear and climbing the 100-foot ladder, learning how so solve a criminal case or touring the waste water treatment plant.
The courses take place on Thursdays between Sept. 8 – Oct. 27, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
You can register online or call 425-670-5023.