Citizens' Leadership Academy

Citizens’ Leadership Academy

Fall 2023 Session - CANCELED

Please check back in January for updated information

The Citizens’ Leadership Academy is a no cost, interactive civic education program open to Borough of Pottstown residents, property owners, and business owners interested in becoming better acquainted with the Borough’s operations, policies, and procedures. The 10 week Program has been developed to provide a glimpse of the inner workings of Municipal government, to develop civic leadership, and to build a stronger community through well-informed, engaged residents. Each session will feature presentations and discussion with Borough personnel, as well as tours of Borough facilities. Graduation from the program will be held during the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Class size is limited to 20 registered participants. All participants must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Complete the full application
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live or own a property or business within the Borough boundaries
  • Commit to attending the entire 10 week program (barring a personal emergency)
  • Submit to a background check conducted by the Pottstown Police Department

Schedule of Sessions 

Tuesdays , 6:00 pm to approximately 8:00 pm - Check back in January for updated information!


Program Overview & Borough CouncilKourtney High

Public WorksKourtney High & Terry Jones

Water Treatment PlantBrent Wagner

Wastewater Treatment PlantKaren Owens

Fire DepartmentChief Frank Hand

Police DepartmentPPD Special Operations & Community Response Units

Finance & Licensing & InspectionsJP Brophy & Charlie Weller

Parks & RecreationAndie Graham

Transit & AirportKourtney High

Projects & Economic DevelopmentKourtney High & Peggy Lee Clark

GraduationKourtney High

  • Transportation provided by Pottstown Area Rapid Transit
  • All sessions will leave from Borough Hall
  • Sessions will include tours of various facilities; please wear comfortable, closed toed footwear