Citizen's Academy

The City of Wichita Falls is now offering a nine-week course that will provide an inside look at all the different departments and operations it takes to keep the City running.


The program will cover a variety of curriculum for the purpose of fostering a greater sense of understanding of the City of Wichita Falls and all its municipal functions in a fun and interactive forum.


The Academy is designed to provide the residents of Wichita Falls an inside look at our local City government. Residents will have the opportunity to learn the basic roles and functions of municipal government through in-person classes, tours, and activities. Various topics will be covered, including City Council roles and responsibilities, general City services such as police, fire and public works, community development and planning and many other Wichita Falls-focused municipal topic. The Wichita Falls Citizens Academy is a great way to develop relationships with City staff while learning more about their responsibilities, and finding ways to become more involved.


This class is made up of a cross-section of Wichita Falls residents. The minimum age for enrollment is 18 years of age. Approximately 25 students will be accepted into each class. Completion of the Wichita Falls Citizens Academy Enrollment Application is required. Students completing the full Wichita Falls Citizens Academy curriculum will have a brief ceremony during the July 6, 2021, City Council meeting.

*If you are not a resident of Wichita Falls and would like to attend the academy please fill out the application and background forms and we will place you on a waiting list. 

Applications: Spaces are now filled.

Applications for the upcoming Citizens Academy are now available. Residents may complete the application online or print the PDF application and mail it to the City of Wichita Falls Public Information Office at PO Box 1431 Wichita Falls, TX 76307.

Background inquiry forms must be signed and emailed to or mailed to the City of Wichita Falls Public Information Office at PO Box 1431 Wichita Falls, TX 76307.

Online Citizen Academy Application

Citizen Academy Application pdf

City of Wichita Falls Background Inquiry pdf


First-class to begin on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Classes will be held every Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The academy will conclude its last class on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, with a brief ceremony during the City Council meeting.

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Contact Us

  1. Location:

    1300 7th Street Rm 109
    Wichita Falls, Texas 76301

    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 1431
    Wichita Falls, Texas 76307


    (940) 761-7401



    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.