The City of Waxahachie is now registering participants for the Waxahachie 101 educational program for residents.

The annual program provides participants a general overview of city operations, visiting a different city department each session. The program will begin in September 2019 and run through May 2020.

The Waxahachie 101 program was developed in 2009 to promote a better understanding of local city government. The purpose is to help residents gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of City Council and City Staff, and become more aware of the departments, programs and activities.

“The goal of this course is to provide our residents with an outlet to learn more about the basic operations of the city. Waxahachie 101 will give participants an insider’s view of each department, as well as a better understanding of city government,” said Amy Borders Director of Communications & Marketing for the City of Waxahachie.

The only requirements to participate in Waxahachie 101 are that participants be 18 years of age or older, reside in Ellis County, and be able to attend meetings on a regular basis. The class is limited to 25 participants, and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. The meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month at 8:30 am. The sessions will begin in September 2019, and run until May 2020. The May meeting will be a “graduation” and appreciation luncheon.

For questions about the program, or to register, please contact Amy Borders, Director of Communications and Marketing, or aborders@waxahachie.com. You may also register in person at City Hall, 401 South Rogers Street.