City of Bristol Tennessee



City of Bristol, Tennessee



Applications are now being accepted for the City of Bristol Tennessee 2013 Citizens Municipal Academy (CMA). The CMA is a seven week program designed to familiarize citizens with city government, its services and role in the community. The program will also provide Bristol residents with the knowledge necessary to better understand and support city efforts for the enrichment and development of the Bristol community.

Participation requires a commitment of one evening per week for seven weeks. The 2013 Academy is scheduled for Thursdays from October 17 through November 21. Each session will commence at 6:00 p.m.
and last approximately two hours. Academy sessions will be held at various locations. At the conclusion of
the academy, participants will be invited to attend the December 3, 2013 City Council meeting to be publicly
recognized and receive a graduation certificate.

Academy Curriculum:

o The Big Picture: Mission, History, Governance Structure, Financial, Boards and Commissions

o Recreational and Leisure Service Opportunities: Parks, Recreation, Program offerings, Cultural/Musical Events, Community Relations

o Developing and Maintaining the Community: Economic Development, Planning, Code Enforcement

o Public Infrastructure: Public Works, Water System, Sewer System, Solid Waste

o Public Safety – Fire: Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services

o Public Safety – Police: Patrol, Investigations, Community Policing, Emergency Communications


Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Space is limited, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible. There is no cost to participate in the academy.

Applications may be faxed to (423) 764-3299, mailed to the Community Relations Department, P.O. Box 1189, Bristol, TN 37621-1189, or filled out online at Questions regarding the program should be directed to Terrie S. Talbert at (423) 764-4171 or email


Click the Citizens Academy Icon for Application. The application deadline is October 14, 2013. You may need Adobe Reader to fill out and submit this document. For a free copy of Adobe Reader please click the following link If you submit your application electronically you need to have Outlook or Outlook Express activated as your default mail provider, if not your electronic submission may fail.


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