Citizens' Academy


"Empowering residents with the knowledge to effectively participate in shaping their community."

The Citizens' Academy is an interactive program. Two-hour evening class sessions will beheld each week.

Class sessions will take place at various working locations within the City of Bethlehem. Session one will kick off the course at the City Hall Rotunda, located at 10 East Church Street.

Citizen's Academy curriculum will include presentations from all City Departments. Presentations will be done in a friendly and informal manner.

You will find the Citizens' Academy not only educational but also fun. Come join us!

Days or times may change due to City Hall schedules, available daylight, or weather.

Class Topics

  • Police Department
  • Fire Department / EMS
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Parks and Public Property
  • Public Works
  • Water and Sewer Resources
  • Mayor / Legal / City Council

The City of Bethlehem is proud to extend to its residents an invitation to attend the Citizens' Academy.

The Citizens' Academy offers City residents who are interested in becoming more involved in local government and its activities, the opportunity to learn more about what city government does, and offers direct insight to the various city operations.

The program seeks to increase transparency in the way the City operates, while at the same time, begin to develop closer relationships between the City of Bethlehem residents and City Hall, through mutual understanding and cooperation.

Together we can expand the city's volunteer capacity to build a generation of leaders in Bethlehem.

For more details contact: City of Bethlehem Office of the Mayor at 610-865-7100 or

The 2017 Citizen's Academy has been cancelled due to lack of response.