City of Aransas Pass second year Citizen’s Academy off and runningl
By Jesica Parsley
Residents of Aransas Pass are undergoing Citizen’s Academy to get an inside look at city departments and operations . Citizen’s Academy is a nine-week program started last year by City Manager Sylvia Carrillo . “[Citizen’s Academy] is my idea to get residents involved in some one-on-one discussions with staff on what we do and why we do it,” Carrillo said. Citizen’s Academy is a nineweek program where participants get a tour of the facility with department directors then have an open discussion with the directors to get answers to any questions they might have. “[Citizen’s Academy] allows great behind the scenes information and direct access to get to know the staff and organization,” Carrillo said.