Stonecrest residents and business owners are invited to take a closer look “behind the seal” into the inner workings of the City of Stonecrest. Open enrollment runs from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, through Wednesday, September 27, 2023. The class size is limited to 30 participants.
The Stonecrest Citizens Academy consists of six (6) sessions. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The final required session to attend will be held on Monday, November 27, at the City Council meeting. Course sessions will take place at Stonecrest City Hall (3120 Stonecrest Boulevard), and Stonecrest Parks and Recreation Center (5101 Browns Mill Road). View the Summer 2023 Session Schedule.
Stonecrest Citizens Academy (SCA), is designed to inform residents about their local government, including the roles and services provided by the City of Stonecrest. Candidates will learn firsthand from City employees and get a behind-the-scenes look at how Stonecrest's government operates.
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), the City of Stonecrest received $9.7M in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). The goal of these funds is to provide vital support to state and local governments as they address the negative health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on their communities. Based on the results of a communitywide survey, the Stonecrest City Council approved the allocation of $25,000 in ARPA funds for the establishment and support of a new Citizens Academy.
The focus of the Citizens Academy is to educate residents and business owners on how the City’s operations contribute to improving the quality of life throughout Stonecrest. The program will inspire and inform attendees on the best practices to maintain their properties, budget for expenses and enhance the structure’s aesthetics, while increasing the value of their property.
The following requirements are required in order to apply:
- Applicants must make a commitment to attend all sessions, including orientation and graduation. (Maximum of 1 excused absence with makeup opportunity available). Orientation and Graduation attendance are required.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Applicants must be a Stonecrest resident or Stonecrest business owner.
- Applicants must have an interest in learning about the City of Stonecrest.