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 8 interactive classes starting in January 2019.
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.
Classes meet at City Hall on Tuesday evenings starting January 22, with a Parks visit on Saturday, February 9, and a graduation celebration with City Council on Monday, March 18. 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 all Shoreline neighborhoods and their diverse populations. Applicants who are Shoreline residents will receive priority.
Applications must be submitted online by Friday, January 4, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent the following week. If you have questions, please contact Constance Perenyi, email@example.com, 206-801-2253.