As the inaugural class finished signing up late last month, The City of Mansfield is ready to introduce its first My Mansfield Muni-Versity civic academy, which will be held from Jan. 13-March 22.
My Mansfield Muni-Versity will be an opportunity for residents to learn the “ins and outs” of the city they call home. Participants will get to know the faces behind the programs and hear first-hand from department staff about the programs and services available.
Members of the first class had to meet certain residence eligibility requirements – they must be a resident of Mansfield, a student of a Mansfield resident, a Mansfield Independent School District student, or a City of Mansfield employee. Also, they must be 16 years or above at the time class commences.
In order to graduate, participants are expected to attend every class in its entirety, save for emergency situations that might preclude attendance. In addition, they will be asked to commit to the calendar schedule listed to the left. Graduation is dependent upon attendance of a minimum of 9 of the 11 classes.
Billed as a “fun and engaging experience,” My Mansfield Muni-Versity will focus each session on a particular division, department, or program, and attendees will get to know members from the respective department’s staff. Department staff will provide a meal for class members, as well as put together the presented information so each meeting will be a different experience.
In order to provide the best experience for participants – and because of COVID-related social distancing practices, program officials have limited the number of participants allowed in each My Mansfield Muni-Versity class. The session that begins next month will be the first in a series of classes. Prospective members can visit mansfieldtexas.gov/Faq.aspx?QID=391 periodically to find out when subsequent My Mansfield Muni-Versity sessions will take place.