Barnstable Citizens Leadership Academy to begin in January

Eleven-week course offers a look inside Barnstable town government

Registration is now open for the next session of Inside Barnstable Town Government.  The 20th session of this citizens leadership academy will begin on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.  Participants will learn about the workings of the Barnstable town government. The course is designed to increase civic participation, understanding and awareness.

Classes meet every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting on January 29 and will be held at various locations throughout town. Classes are taught by town staff and offer an interactive learning experience enhanced by group discussion and site tours.

The academy is free and the class size is limited. Those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up early.

Applications may be downloaded from the town's website here or picked up at the Barnstable Town Hall at 267 Main Street in Hyannis. To receive an application by fax or mail, call 508-862-4610. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on