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MyCity Academy 2017 Course Information

MyCity Academy seeks to connect the New American community with various branches of Metro Nashville government. Participants meet once a month from March until September to discuss and learn more about themes ranging from public safety to economic development in Nashville.

Course information for 2018 has not yet been released. Apply for the class of 2018

Upcoming Sessions

These sessions are scheduled for 2017 on the following tentative dates and times.

An Overview of Nashville

MyCity Academy welcome group photo with Mayor Barry 2017

Discussion about the formation of Metro Government and Nashville’s history, including its importance in the civil rights movement

  • Thursday, March 16, 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Overview of Nashville video clip

Nashville's Infrastructure

MyCity Academy site tour

An introduction to some of the departments that help our city run: Codes, Public Works, Water, and Planning

  • Thursday, April 20, 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Public Works & Infrastructure Session Video

Healthy Living, Social Services, and Transit in Nashville

An overview of some of the departments that help Nashvillians live healthy lives: Metro Parks and Recreation, Metro Transit Authority, Social Services, and the Health Department

  • Thursday, May 18, 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Metro Council, Courts System, and Civic Engagement

An overview of the Metro Council, as well as information from the offices of the Metro Clerk, Elections Commission, an overview of Boards and Commissions, the Juvenile Court, and Legal Department. This session will also include an explanation of the criminal justice system from representatives of the Public Defender's Office and the District Attorney's Office.

  • Thursday, June 15, 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Education and Student Opportunities

An overview from representatives of Metro Nashville Public Schools of programs available to students and parents. Information will be provided about youth-related programs throughout the city.

  • Thursday, July 20, 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Public Safety

Question-and-answer sessions with leaders from the Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Sheriff's Office. This session will also include an overview of Emergency Management and Response.

  • Thursday, August 17, 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Economic Development, Tourism, and Finance

Presentations about the Metro budget process and the tax system; Discussion of community and economic development initiatives throughout the city.

  • Thursday, September 21, 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Application Information