Citizen's Academy FAQ's

Nuts & Bolts


What is a Citizen’s Academy?
A free program created and organized by the City of Osage Beach to educate residents about our city government.

Why was the Citizen’s Academy created?
To provide citizens an inside look at their city government, and provide the education and skills necessary to serve on the city’s advisory boards or to volunteer on future city committees.

Who can participate?
The academy will be held once a year, and is open to residents, perspective residents and/or business owners within the city limits.  Participants must be at least 18 years old.

When is the academy?
The academy consists of 5 consecutive sessions on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning April 23, 2018 and ending May 21, 2018.  Light snacks will be served at each function.

What do I do at the beginning of each class?
When you arrive at each class, be sure to sign in and pick up your evaluation form for that session.  You will be asked to please fill out an evaluation form for each class and turn it in before you leave.

What do I wear to class?
The classes are informal.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as there will be tours.

Where are the classes held?
Classes will be held at various city facilities.  Schedule, information on the classes and a detailed agenda will be provided to each student.

When is graduation?
Graduation will be held June 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. during the Board of Aldermen meeting.

What do I do after I complete this class and graduate?
The city encourages you to apply for advisory boards, planning committees or civic organizations’ boards and committees.

What if I still have more questions?
Contact the City Administrator’s office at 573.302.2000 x254 or email