Olathe Civic Academy

***The application process for the 2015 Civic Academy is now closed.***


What is the Olathe Civic Academy?

  • An in-depth look at municipal government providing an opportunity for citizens to interact with city staff and elected officials.
  • Nine interactive sessions are led by representatives from all city departments and four public agencies.


Who can participate in the Olathe Civic Academy?

  • Individuals who live or work in Olathe.
  • Four slots are available for senior high school students in the Olathe School District.


What is the cost of participation?  

  • There is no fee to participate; however, there is a substantial time commitment.
  • Dinner is provided before each Civic Academy session.


What is expected of participants?

  • Attendance at all nine Olathe Civic Academy Sessions, one City Council or Planning Commission meeting and graduation at a City Council meeting.
  • The 2015 Civic Academy is scheduled from Thursday, Sept. 17 through Thursday, Nov. 12 meeting weekly on Thursday evenings from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Participants bring their enthusiasm and questions.


Why should I participate in Olathe Civic Academy?

  • Learn about City government, how it works, and how it impacts your neighborhood.
  • Meet other active Olathe residents, city staff and elected officials.
  • Learn about opportunities to become more involved in municipal government.


How do I apply?

  • Submit Olathe Civic Academy On-Line Application by September 11, 2015.
  • Contact Olathe Civic Academy or call 913-971-8946 for more information regarding when the next Civic Academy will be offered.


In order to maximize your experience, class size is limited.