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 11 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 11 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

9/10Program Overview & Elected OfficialsKourtney High and Council President Dan Weand
9/17Finance and Licensing & InspectionsMarley Boone and Charles Weller
9/24Public WorksKourtney High and Terry Jones
10/1Parks and RecreationAndie Graham
10/8Water Treatment PlantBrent Wagner
10/15Wastewater Treatment PlantKaren Owens
10/22Fire DepartmentChief Frank Hand
10/29Transit and the AirportKourtney High and Jennifer Ridgway
11/12PAID and Borough ProjectsPeggy Lee Clark and Kourtney High
11/19Police and Montgomery County SWAT Western DivisionPPD Community Response Unit and Special Operations
12/4GraduationKourtney High

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

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