Inside Barnstable Town Government classes begin in February

Learn about Barnstable inside and out during 11-week academy

The Inside Barnstable Town Government - Citizens Leadership Academy is set to begin on February 5, 2014. This will be the 21st session offered by the town. 

Classes will be held over the course of eleven weeks on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a variety of locations. The academy is facilitated by Susan French and Meg Loughran.

Participants will learn about the operations and challenges of governing a town from Town of Barnstable staff. Classes include interactive experiences, group discussions and site tours, according to a release from the Town. There will also be a bus tour of the seven villages of Barnstable.

Topics include the history of the town and its government, police and fire services, schools and libraries, finance and much more. See the class schedule with a full list of topics here.

Applications are available at the Town Manager's Office, 367 Main Street in Hyannis or online at the town's website. The class is free, but class size is limited.

For more information call Ms. French at 508-362-2864 or Ms. Loughran at 508-362-5490. 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