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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Crestwood Citizens Academy

Crestwood Citizens Academy

Starting on September 21, the City will be rebooting its Crestwood Citizens Academy, a free seven-week program that teaches residents of Crestwood how local government works. The program was previously held in summer 2018 and spring 2019, before being cancelled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Classes are scheduled to be held from 6:30-8:30 P.M. on Wednesday nights, from September 21 to November 2 and hosted by City Admininstrator Kris Simpson as well as the City’s department heads and division managers. Each course will include tours, demonstrations, a question-and-answer session, and educational discussions to help participants better understand city services and current projects. The classes are open to any Crestwood resident or business owner over 18 years of age.

“We want residents to come away with a better understanding of how decisions are made, how each department operates, and how residents can get involved,” City Administrator Simpson said.

Citizens Academy will cover more than a half dozen different municipal government topics including administration, planning and economic development, policing, emergency medical services, parks and recreation and more. 

The current schedule includes: 

  • 9/21 - Admin/Overview (at Gov Center)
  • 9/28 - Public Works (at PW Facility)
  • 10/5 - Parks and Recreation (at Comm Center)
  • 10/12 - Fire (Gov Center)
  • 10/19 - Police (Gov Center)
  • 10/26 - City Clerk / Muni Ct (Gov Center)
  • 11/2 - Elected Officials (Gov Center)

Pre-registration is required by September 9. To register, please contact Deputy City Administrator Jeff Faust by email at or by phone at (314) 729-4779.

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