Alvin Upfront Citizen's Academy

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Register Now for the next class of the Alvin Upfront Citizens Academy!  Classes will begin on Monday, September 11, 2023 and will continue every Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. through October 23, 2023.  This is a 7-week course on City government operations and activities. Applications will be accepted through September 6th, 2023. Participants will learn from departments like: 

  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Police/Fire/EMS
  • Convention and Visitor's Bureau
  • Engineering / Public Services and more 

What to Expect

Participants will visit various city facilities and build relationships in an interactive environment. Upon graduating, participants will be more engaged, energized to lead in the community and effectively work with city officials to attain community goals.

We are calling on individuals to apply to Alvin Upfront who:

  • Want to learn about the operations of the City of Alvin
  • Want to engage with city employees and build relationships
  • Want to assume a leadership role within the city in the future

Who Can Participate 

Classes are open to those who are:

  • At least a senior in high school at AISD
  • A resident of Alvin, a student enrolled at Alvin Community College, or an owner of a business located in Alvin

Classes are free and limited to 25 participants.  A recognition of completion ceremony will be held at the City Council meeting scheduled for November 2, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. 

Take a peek at the Alvin Upfront flyer (PDF). To register, fill in the convenient easy to use online form listed below, or fill out the PDF version of the Citizens Academy application (PDF) and email to Sara Cruz, or print and fill out and return in person or via U.S. mail to the Office of the City Secretary, 216 West Sealy.

2023 Course Materials

*(Materials will be uploaded the Thursday prior to class date)

Welcome Packet

Week 1: September 11, 2023

Week 2: September 18, 2023

Week 3: September 25, 2023    Video from Class location: Wastewater Treatment Plant  

Week 4: October 2, 2023

Week 5: October 9, 2023

Week 6: October 16, 2023  Related Videos:  Disc Golf & What is Visit Alvin

Week 7: October 23, 2023

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Application for Enrollment in Alvin Upfront

  1. Alvin Upfront is a Citizens Academy that Provides residents an up-close and in-depth look at the operation of their municipal government.  It is designed to educate and encourage citizens to become more engaged and assume a leadership role within the community.  We believe that strengthening our relationship with citizens creates a more effective community. 

  2. How would you like to be contacted?
  3. Are you a resident of the City of Alvin?
  4. Will you be able to attend all scheduled sessions?
  5. By typing your name you acknowledge that information provided in this form is considered public information.

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