Do you ever wonder how your City government works? Who your City Council representative is? How staff decides which streets to repair or what streets are first to be plowed after a snowstorm? The Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) will answer all those questions and many more!
RCI offers an opportunity for participants to gain valuable insight into City operations so they can share this information with friends and neighbors to help improve our quality of life.
- FREE eight week course on Reno local government
- Classes are held February 4 - March 25, 2014 on Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. (Light snacks will be served at 4:45pm)
- Various City departments are featured each week, many with fun and informative hands-on activities.
Download the RCI Application for the upcoming session
Participants meet with elected officials, department directors and City staff to gain an understanding of the City’s structure, processes and services through hands on exercises and presentations.
Activities include a mock trial as participants and legal staff take on various courtroom roles. Participants also visit the 911 dispatch center to get a taste of the fast paced and inner workings of public safety. A trip to a local fire station includes trying on some of the fire fighting gear and seeing the apparatus up close. Designing a park within a budget and deciding on what features to include is always a challenge and fun too!
While we hope that you can attend all the classes, we understand and appreciate your busy schedule. However, for all attendees that complete six classes, we will present you with a Certificate of Completion at the March 26, 2104 Reno City Council meeting.
Registration deadline is Friday, January 31. For more information, please contact Lisa Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-334-2025.