Burleson 101 Civic Academy

Academy Details

Nine (9) classes, January 11 - May 9

Meetings are held on Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Council Chambers or other City facilities.

  • All sessions will be held in person
  • Department head or staff will present
  • Graduation ceremony and recognition during May council meeting.
Dates Tentative Topics (to be finalized by Departments) Documents
January 11 Welcome from Mayor; Introduce Council & Executive Staff; Council/Manager Form of Government; Overview of City Departments; Review Session Outline; tour City Hall and Annex. Presentation
January 25 Public Works discussion; CIP Overview; Water/Wastewater Education Presentation
February 8 Tour BRiCK and Bartlett Park; CIP Discussion

Location: Burleson Recreation Center, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.
February 22 EMS Overview; Firefighter 101; Rescue 101

Location: Fire Station 16, 250 E. Hidden Creek Pkwy.
March 7 Tour Police station; virtual shooting training, future PD expansion discussion Presentation
March 28 Tour Municipal Court facility: Justice in a fair, efficient and timely manner Presentation
April 11 Overview of Development Services Comprehensive Plan, Overview of Economic Development strategic initiatives; Overview of city financials. Presentation
April 25 Overview of Library, Senior Center, and Animal Services Presentation
May 9 Graduation Overview of nonprofits operating in the community; how the city provides information to our residents and what you can do to stay connected.  Presentation
May 13 - Special Session Class will be recognized during City Council Special Meeting Presentation

The purpose of Burleson 101 is to familiarize citizens with the structure, functions and activities of Burleson government, encourage citizens to become involved in their community, and enhance their ability to communicate effectively with city officials. Class sessions cover a broad range of city departments, operations and volunteer opportunities. Class size is limited to 20 participants.


  • Get better acquainted with the city you live in
  • Meet your local elected officials and city staff
  • Gain first-hand experience and exposure to the wide range of city services, functions, activities and issues
  • Become an active community member
  • Provide feedback to the city regarding municipal services

Registration Process

Cost: Free

Class is limited to 20 participants (Registration Required)

  • Participants will be randomly drawn for each class
  • Participants must complete an online form to apply
  • Limited to City of Burleson residents (not ETJ), age 18 and older
  • Only one member from a household per class
  • Participants must commit to attending at least seven sessions, not counting graduation
  • Participants are encouraged to attend at least one City Council meeting during the course of the Academy.
  • Registration opens December 1st


If you have questions regarding the Civic Academy, please call City Secretary’s Office at 817-426-9682 or email us at records@burlesontx.com.