2022 Citizen’s Academy


The City of Goldsboro Citizen’s Academy is an interactive and educational program designed to enlighten residents about the City’s history and governmental process and to improve and enhance communication with residents. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at City services and the employees who provide those services every day.


The program is designed to give participants knowledge of how City government works and affects their daily lives and to create informed and knowledgeable ambassadors for the City who will be able to:

  • Utilize the knowledge they gain in their everyday lives and interactions with neighbors and/or business associates and customers.
  • Become an informed neighborhood leader with the ability to answer questions about City services and who to call.
  • Utilize the knowledge gained to become more involved in the community, prepare for an appointment to a City board or commission, or run for elected office.


A person must attend six out of the eight sessions: if the session is not completed, he/she may return to make up the missed session during the next Citizen’s Academy.


Upon completion, the individual will receive a certificate and recognition at a Goldsboro City Council meeting.


6-8 p.m.

January 13 — Introduction to City of Goldsboro               

January 20 — Planning, Engineering, Inspection

January 27 — Community Relations and Downtown Development

February 3 — Parks & Recreation, Paramount Theatre & GEC, Travel and Tourism

February 10 — Human Resources, Finance, IT

February 17 — Fire and Police

February 24 — Public Works and Public Utilities

March 3 — Graduation

Apply for the Academy