Citizens' Leadership Academy

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 

Tuesdays beginning September 13th, 6:00 pm to approximately 8:00 pm

9/13Program Overview & Borough CouncilKourtney High
9/20Public WorksKourtney High & Terry Jones
10/4Water Treatment PlantBrent Wagner
10/11Wastewater Treatment PlantKaren Owens
10/18Fire DepartmentChief Frank Hand
10/25Police DepartmentPPD Special Operations & Community Response Units
11/7**Finance & Licensing & InspectionsJP Brophy & Charlie Weller
11/15Parks & RecreationAndie Graham
11/22Transit & AirportKourtney High
11/29Projects & Economic DevelopmentKourtney High & Peggy Lee Clark
12/6GraduationKourtney High

**Note: Week 7 will be held on Monday, November 7th

  • 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