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Posted on: August 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Become an Empowered Citizen at League City Citizen University

Ashley 1

I attended League City Citizen University this past spring, and learned so much about the ins and outs of how our wonderful city works, what’s in store for our future, and how I can be personally involved.

Understanding how this community operates—from finances and planning, to city council and the police department—is more than just informative. It’s empowering.

 The fall course is beginning on Sept. 5 (register here), and will give you the tools to better understand and address local issues that are important to you. You’ll meet decision makers and planners, and know exactly which person in which department can work with you on those issues.


What to expect

The class is a weekly, interactive two-hour course on various aspects of League City government, spanning 10 weeks. Every week you will hear from a different government leader, and you’ll learn how their department functions. You’ll have ample time to ask questions, address concerns, and have conversations with the people who keep our city running.

What I loved about League City Citizen University


Each department head was refreshingly open with us about how their department is run, and never skirted questions from the class. The city budget was explained in great detail, and I am now able to easily find our local budget online, and see exactly how it breaks down. If you’re curious how the city allots finances, why certain decisions are made and who makes/approves them, sign up for this class. You will also have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share your thoughts.

 Going Behind the Scenes

Before this class, I’d never set foot in the City Council chambers or the Police Department. I knew little about our Public Works Department or our water reclamation facility. These are just a few of the places you’ll visit during the course. While on site you’ll learn about their daily operations, and how they relate to you. At the police department I was fascinated to learn about their disaster protocols, and how they dealt with calls and emergencies during Hurricane Harvey.

Learning Future Plans

As League City grows at an extraordinary rate, we have to think about our future, and plan accordingly. There’s no better way to learn these plans than by taking this course. Each department is making plans to ensure the city continues to operate optimally while our population expands. If you have any questions or concerns about the future of League City, this course is for you. You’ll have the insider info to the latest plans and proposals, and you’ll also be able to voice your thoughts and concerns.

AshleyMeeting our City Leaders

Knowing the people responsible for running the city is a huge benefit to this class. I can say with all honesty that I found each one of them friendly, and eager to meet with and hear from citizens. After each class they would remind us that their door is always open, and they’d pass out their business cards. Our city leaders wantyou to be involved. They wantto hear from you. This class will provide you with all the contacts you need, plus you’ll be able to put faces to names, and see who’s behind the daily operations of League City.

  • Registration for the League City Citizen University fall session is open now, and will close on August 29.
  • Fill out the application, and return to Nora Garcia in person at City Hall, 300 West Walker, or by email at
  • Classes will begin on September 5, 2019, and held every Thursday from 6:30pm–8:30pm.
  • Classes are for League City residents and business owners 18 years of age or older. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about League City Citizens University here.

For questions and additional information, email Nora Garcia at, or call 281-554-1019.

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