Olathe Civic Academy

The 2017 Olathe Civic Academy is scheduled for
Thursday evenings, beginning January 12, through March 9.

Olathe Civic Academy Online Application


What is the Olathe Civic Academy?

  • An in-depth look at municipal government providing an opportunity for citizens to interact with city staff and elected officials.
  • Ten interactive sessions are led by representatives from all city departments and four public agencies.


Who can participate in the Olathe Civic Academy?

  • Individuals who live or work in Olathe.
  • Four slots are available for senior high school students in the Olathe School District.


What is the cost of participation?  

  • There is no fee to participate; however, there is a substantial time commitment.
  • Dinner is provided before each Civic Academy session.


What is expected of participants?

  • Attendance at all nine Olathe Civic Academy Sessions, one City Council or Planning Commission meeting and graduation at a City Council meeting.
  • The 2016 Civic Academy is scheduled from Thursday, January 12 through March 9,  meeting weekly on Thursday evenings from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be a Saturday morning bus tour on March 4, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
  • Participants bring their enthusiasm and questions.


Why should I participate in Olathe Civic Academy?

  • Learn about City government, how it works, and how it impacts your neighborhood.
  • Meet other active Olathe residents, city staff and elected officials.
  • Learn about opportunities to become more involved in municipal government.


How do I apply?


In order to maximize your experience, class size is limited.