Mount Pleasant accepting applications for Citizens Academy

Mount Pleasant City

The city of Mount Pleasant will host its annual Citizens Academy, a series of seven free workshops advising attendees on local government topics, beginning Feb. 19. 

The workshops, held twice monthly from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. between February and April, cover the chain of topics as follows: participating in government, public safety, administrative finance and budget, community development, infrastructure, water and wastewater, and parks and recreation. 

"Attendees will learn the many aspects involved in running a municipality," said Darcy Orlik, Mount Pleasant director of public relations. "The academy is run by City Planner Jacob Kain with city directors and division heads serving as guest speakers. Individuals who live, work, go to school or own property in the City of Mount Pleasant are eligible to apply." 

A one page application is due Jan. 31 to the city of Mount Pleasant. It can be mailed to Jacob Kain at 320 W. Broadway, or sent via email to

Free dinner is offered at 5:30 prior to each workshop.