Pittsburgh’s Civic Leadership Academy

The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is an engaging 11-week program that opens the doors of local government to the community. CLA was created to foster informed, effective, and inspired community leadership. The program includes tours, hands-on demonstrations, and other fun activities that give participants an insider view of how the City of Pittsburgh operates.

The program is free and residents across the city can apply. In addition, individuals actively involved in community organizations are encouraged to apply. In each session, participants learn about departments across city government and the services that each provides to build a safer, more livable city for all of Pittsburgh.

The Civic Leadership Academy sessions will include:

Topic Host
City Government 101: City Organization and Vision Office of Mayor William Peduto
Dollars and Sense Department of Finance
Developing and Revitalizing Communities Urban Redevelopment Authority
Planning for Tomorrow Department of City Planning
We Build This City Department of Public Works & Department of Parks and Recreation
Protecting Our Rivers Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Keeping Citizens Safe Police Bureau
Serving with Pride EMS and Fire Bureau
Neighborhood Necessities Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections & Parking Authority
Graduation : Closing Ceremony & Reception Office of Mayor William Peduto

The sessions of the Civic Leadership Academy take place on Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, and run from September 6 to November 15, 2017. You can find the CLA application online. For more details, email Molly Onufer, the Civic Leadership Academy coordinator, or call 412-255-4773.

The application period closes Friday, August 4 at 5:00 pm.