Enrollment open for Reno Citizens Institute fall session

Reno NevadaReno, Nevada (June 19, 2017) – Residents are encouraged to register now for the fall session of the Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program sponsored by the City of Reno. The registration deadline is July 28, 2017, or until we reach capacity. Space is limited to the first 40 participants who sign up.

RCI participants meet with elected officials and City of Reno staff to gain an understanding of the City’s structure, processes and services through hands-on exercises and presentations.

Activities include a mock Planning Commission meeting and tours of several City facilities. Participants also visit the 9-1-1 dispatch center to get a taste of the fast-paced environment and inner workings of public safety. A trip to a local fire station includes the opportunity to try on some of the firefighting gear and see the apparatus up close.

The free 10-week RCI program will be hosted on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at various City facilities and venues. Classes begin on August 10, 2017 and run through October 12, 2016. The tentative full schedule is below:

2017 RCI Class Schedule:
August 10 – City Manager’s Office
August 17 – Community Development #1 – Housing/Code Enforcement
August 24 – Community Development #2 – Business License/Building Division/ Planning & Engineering
August 31 – Reno Fire Department
September 7 – Parks, Recreation and Community Services
September 14 – Finance, Human Resources & City Clerk
September 21 – Public Works
September 28 – City Attorney’s Office and Reno Municipal Court
October 5 – Reno Police Department
October 12 – Graduation Ceremony

RCI offers an opportunity for participants to gain valuable insight into City operations so they can become ambassadors for positive change in their neighborhood and the community. It also offers a learning opportunity for those who want to serve on one of the City’s many advisory boards or are interested in running for office.

Members of the media are also encouraged to participate in RCI. For more information or to register for the program, visit Reno.gov. General questions about the program can be directed to Reno Direct at 775-334-INFO.

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About the City of Reno

The City of Reno government’s mission is dedicated to creating a community that people are proud to call home. In order to achieve that purpose, the Reno City Council has established five key priorities: Thriving Downtown and University District, Vibrant Neighborhoods and Public Places, Well-Managed Growth, Strong Financial Condition, and Efficient and Dependable Business Environment. To learn more about the City of Reno, visit Reno.gov or call 775-334-INFO (4636).

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