The City of Buda invites citizens that live within the city limits of Buda to register and participate in its fall 2016 Citizens' Academy. This is your opportunity to get to know how your city government works. Registration starts on Monday, July 11th, and ends Friday, August 19st, 2016.

This is a 12 week program beginning on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at City Hall from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. A different department will present each week, giving you an inside look at how they function, what services they provide to the citizens of Buda, and how they are funded. All classes will be on Thursday, except for the Public Works class which will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and the Fire Department class will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Fire Department. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion during our Graduation Ceremony on November 17, 2016. You must attend a minimum of 10 classes in order to receive a certificate.

We need a minimum of 12 citizens to register in order to hold the classes, so come join us and learn about your city and have some fun too. You can register online, or come by City Hall and fill out an application. The deadline to register for the course is Friday, August 19, 2016. There are only 25 slots available, so register ASAP to secure your spot.

The following is a sample of the subjects and activities that will be included:

  • Meet the Mayor, Council Members and the City Manager
  • Where does the money come from? Where does the money go?
  • Planning and Development: growth management
  • Capital Improvement Projects and Engineering
  • Learn about the different boards and commissions you can join
  • Parks and Recreation special events, recreation facilities, park tour, and rules and regulations
  • What can I find and learn at the Buda Public Library?
  • How does the city keep you and your loved ones safe?
  • Fire and EMS Services
  • Emergency Management
  • What are we doing to help our city grow without losing our small town feeling?
For more information, please contact Isabel Fernandez (), Chance Sparks () or David Marino () at 512-312-0084