Citizens' Leadership Academy

In response to COVID-19, the spring session of the Citizens’ Leadership Academy has been postponed. Stay tuned for further information.


Citizens’ Leadership Academy

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 - tentative

6:00 pm to approximately 8:00 pm

DateTopicPresenter
4/7Program Overview & Elected OfficialsKourtney High and Council President Dan Weand
4/14Finance and Licensing & InspectionsMarley Boone and Charles Weller
4/21Public WorksKourtney High and Terry Jones
4/28Parks and RecreationAndie Graham
5/5Fire DepartmentChief Frank Hand
5/12Water Treatment PlantBrent Wagner
5/19Wastewater Treatment PlantKaren Owens
6/2Transit and the AirportKourtney High and Jennifer Ridgway
6/9PAID and Borough ProjectsPeggy Lee Clark and Kourtney High
6/16Police and Montgomery County SWAT Western DivisionPPD Special Operations and MSWAT
7/8GraduationKourtney High

Participants will be notified via email of their acceptance into the Program.

For more information, email Kourtney High or call (610) 970-6512.