Communications Office

2023 Norfolk 101: Citizens Academy will be starting in September

Whether a person has lived in Norfolk all their life or recently moved here- Norfolk 101: Citizens Academy gives them a unique chance to see how city government works.

Get a close up look at the city’s snow plows, take a peek inside a city jail, and learn what happens to wastewater. Norfolk 101 offers residents of Norfolk an opportunity to learn things about the city they might not have known before.

“This program offers an educational behind-the-scenes look at the operations of several city departments. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about your community, how it works, and how you can engage to help make it better,” said Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning. 

During Norfolk 101, participants meet with City managers who will give overviews of their divisions including tours offered at many city facility locations.

A limit of eighteen people can participate in the program that will be held every Tuesday for eight weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a graduation recognition at a city council meeting. 

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Forms and schedules are available at the City Administration Building at 309 North 5th Street. Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2023. They are also available online HERE. Completed applications can be mailed to Norfolk 101, City of Norfolk, 309 N. 5th Street, Norfolk, NE 68701, or can be emailed to . There is no fee to participate in the program.

The first 18 who have signed up for the program will be notified the week of September 4, 2023. Any questions? Call Nick Stevenson, City of Norfolk Communications Manager, at 402-844-2034.