Woodbury Citizens Academy

The Woodbury Citizens’ Academy is an eight-week program that engages citizens in their community through knowledge and volunteerism.

Sponsored by the Woodbury Community Foundation, the City of Woodbury and the Woodbury Lions Club.


Registration for the next session begins in September. If you are interested in attending the next session, please send an e-mail to Claudia Millington, Citizens’ Academy volunteer program chair, at claudiamillington@gmail.com   or call  651.587.7805 .

The program is $50 and registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Priority is given to those who live or work in Woodbury. Financial Assistance is available for those in need. Contact wcf@woodburyfoundation.org for more information.

Congratulations to our graduates of the the class of 2019! We are so proud to have celebrated our 10th year.

The Citizens’ Academy develops future leaders who are so important to assuring a strong, robust Woodbury well into the future. It expands the knowledge of our citizens in a way that encourages more involvement in our community. Planned by a team of community members, each weekly session is focused on a different topic, including:

  • Government

  • Economic Development

  • Woodbury History

  • Cultural Competency and Diversity

  • Public Safety

  • Media and Communications

  • City Works

  • Education

  • Volunteerism

Each session provides front line exposure to how local public, private and nonprofit sectors work in their respective areas, as well as how, in unison, they make Woodbury an exceptional place to live and work.

Graduates of the Citizens Academy come away with greater community engagement, inspired volunteerism, and encouragement of philanthropy throughout our city.

Through 2019, over 200 people have graduated from the Academy.


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2019 Class


WCA 2017

2017 Class


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2015 Class


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2018 Class


2016 Class


2014 Class


2013 Class



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