Citizen’s Academy Celebrates 10 Years

This year the Woodbury Community Foundation (WCF) Citizen’s Academy celebrates 10 years in our community

Woodbury resident, Christopher Fink, is one of over 200 people who have graduated from the Citizen’s Academy since its inception.

“When I learned about the Citizen’s Academy, I thought it would be fun to learn more about the nuts and bolts and the true on-goings of Woodbury as an overall community,” said Christopher Fink, a 2016 Citizens Academy Graduate. “It was a lot of fun. It was very fulfilling. I met some great people. I still stay in touch with them to this day.”

Citizen’s Academy, a partnership with the City of Woodbury and the Woodbury Lions Club, provides an intensive eight-week program that develops future leaders for our community. One of the favorites of the program is a hands-on experience at the Woodbury Public Safety facilities.

“Probably the most enjoyable session was with the public safety crew and seeing their training facilities, and some of the training tools and techniques all of our public safety officials have in our community,” said Christopher.

Woodbury Mayor, Anne Burt, a 2018 Citizen’s Academy Graduate, says she hopes more citizens will take part in the Citizen’s Academy program.

“If we could offer that to more people, more of our citizens exposed to all the great things the city is doing I bet more people would be fired up about all the good things going on in Woodbury.”

Citizen’s Academy graduates, like Christopher says that this unique citizen
program expands their knowledge in Woodbury in a way that encourages more involvement in our community.

“At the end of the course, I really felt like a citizen of Woodbury and not just a guy who lives in town,” said Christopher.

Congratulations to our 2019 Graduating Class!

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