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 2022 session begins in September and closes in January.  If you are interested in attending, 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 class of 2021!   What began in 2009 as a group of 25 Woodbury residents has grown to a community of over 200 alumni who are actively engaged in a variety of ways.   

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 2021, over 200 people have graduated from the Academy.


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2019 Class


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2017 Class


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2015 Class


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2018 Class


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2016 Class


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2014 Class


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2013 Class