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Citizens Academy

Davenport Citizens Academy is a ten-session program aimed at connecting citizens to their local government. If you have ever been curious about how the City prioritizes projects or how heavy a Firefighters turnout gear is – this academy could be for you!

Sessions run from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., starting with an introduction to city government and concluding with graduation at a City Council meeting. In between, participants will learn the basics of city government as well as community development processes, community policing, and budget planning. 

Applications for the 2024 Cohort are now closed. Enrollment is limited and participants must be 18 years of age or older. Attendance to all ten sessions is highly encouraged. See below for full schedule details and to apply today.

Application submission does not guarantee your spot in the cohort as space is limited. Acceptance status notification will be sent out by March 8, 2024 to the email provided in your application.

Questions?  Email [email protected].

Spring 2024 Schedule

Click here to download the 2024 schedule. 


 Date/Time  Session Topic Session Location

Session 1

April 1

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

An Introduction to Government

City Hall

226 W. 4th Street

Session 2

April 8

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Show Me the Money

Eastern Avenue Library

6000 Eastern Avenue

Session 3

April 15

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Intro to Public Safety


(Scott Emergency Communications Center)

1100 E. 46th Street


Session 4

April 22

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Police & Our Community

Davenport Police Department

416 Harrison Street

Session 5

April 29

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Inside the Firehouse

Davenport Fire Department – Training Center

1200 E 46th Street

Session 6

May 6

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

City Hall

City Hall – Council Chambers

226 W 4th Street

Session 7

May 13

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Main St. Library – Large Conference Room

321 N. Main St.

Session 8 

May 17

8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Infrastructure & More

*Includes all-day tour & working groups*

Public Works

1200 E 46th Street


Session 9

May 20

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Community Planning/Economic Development & Parks

Rivers Edge

700 W River Drive

Week 10

May 22

5:30 p.m.

Graduation Ceremony

City Hall – Council Chambers

226 W 4th Street