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CityWise Project 

Have you ever wondered who maintains our roads, how the City creates a budget or plans for the future of our parks?  Curious citizens will have an opportunity to learn how local government works in the third Shoreline CityWise Project, a series of interactive classes starting in January 2020.

First offered in 2017 as a pilot project, CityWise provides insight into the wide range of services provided by the City.  In sessions with elected officials and City staff, participants learn about the structure of Shoreline government, and how different departments function.  The second half of each class allows students to experience what they have just learned through interactive experiences, from serving on a mock city council to designing a road. 

One graduate noted: “CityWise gave me a lot more insight into what it takes to make a city work. I have a greater appreciation for the balanced work that occurs.  Staff presentations were imaginative, appropriate, and educational.”

Classes will meet at City Hall on Tuesday evenings starting January 21, with a Parks visit on Saturday, February 8, and a graduation celebration with City Council on a Monday, March 9.  This series is free of charge, and open to residents, employees, business owners, and students ages 16 and older in Shoreline.  Class size is limited to 15 participants who will be selected with the goal of creating a class makeup broadly representative of Shoreline's population.  Applicants who are Shoreline residents will receive priority.

The application is below and must be received by 6 p.m. on Monday, January 6 to be considered.  Applications are accepted online only. Notice of acceptance will be sent Thursday, January 9. If you have any questions, please contact Constance Perenyi, Neighborhoods Coordinator, at cperenyi@shorelinewa.gov or 206-801-2253.

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Contact Information:

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Contact Information:
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Age (Optional, but must be 16 years or older):

Age (Optional, but must be 16 years or older):
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What Shoreline neighborhood do you live or work in?
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Occupation (optional):

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Have you ever served on a board or commission in Shoreline?

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Have you ever served on a board or commission in Shoreline?
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Have you ever held a position as an elected official?

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Have you ever held a position as an elected official?
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Have you ever worked for a government agency?
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Have you ever worked for a government agency?
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Are you now, or have you ever been active in your neighborhood association?

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Are you now, or have you ever been active in your neighborhood association?
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Do you live, work, or go to school in Shoreline? Please check all that apply:

Do you live, work, or go to school in Shoreline? Please check all that apply:
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How long you have lived, worked, and/or gone to school in Shoreline?
How long you have lived, worked, and/or gone to school in Shoreline?
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Classes meet at Shoreline City Hall on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., January 21 - March 9, 2020.  There will be one Saturday field trip on February 8, and graduation at the City Council meeting on Monday, March 9.  Participants must be willing to commit to attending all sessions. Are you available for the following dates?

Classes meet at Shoreline City Hall on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., January 21 - March 9, 2020. There will be one Saturday field trip on February 8, and graduation at the City Council meeting on Monday, March 9. Participants must be willing to commit to attending all sessions. Are you available for the following dates?
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Please tell us why you are interested in attending the Shoreline CityWise Project. What do you hope to gain from it?
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