City Government Academy

Go behind the scenes of local government and hear from staff, tour City facilities and engage in the collaborative city governing process in the City of Fishers' City Government Academy (CGA). Registration for the fall 2023 session is closed.

The academy is free and open to Fishers residents who are ages 18 and older. At the end of the 9-week course, participants will have a greater understanding of how the Fishers government works. CGA meets twice a month from 6 to 8 p.m. and runs from August 10 through December 14. Class locations vary, including the City's Public Works Garage and the Police and Fire Departments. 

Special accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, can be made if needed. For questions or to arrange any necessary accommodations, please contact Stephanie Perry by email or at 317- 595-3405 after submitting your registration.

Registration Requirements

  • Must be 18 or older 
  • Must be a Fishers Resident
  • Must agree to attend at least eight program session sessions to receive a completion certificate
  • Must participate in one individual or group volunteer event during the program
  • Must attend at least one board, commission, or City Council session during the program

 2023 Schedule

Introduction & Orientation   
Date:  Thursday, August 17 
Meeting Location:  Department of Public Works – Ops Training Room (10200 Eller Rd)  
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.   

Fishers Police Department   
Date:  Wednesday, August 23 
Meeting Location:  Fishers Police Department (4 Municipal Drive)   
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.  

Fishers Parks
Date: Wednesday, September 6  
Meeting Location: Geist Waterfront Park (10811 Olio Rd) & Hub & Spoke (8100 E 106th St., Suite 150)  
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.   

Public Works and Wastewater Treatment Plant    
Date: Tuesday, September 19   
Meeting Location: Wastewater Treatment Plant (10210 Eller Road) & DPW Garage (10200 Eller Road)  
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.  

Fishers Fire and Emergency Services   
Date:  Wednesday, October 4  
Meeting Location: Fishers Fire Station 91 (2 Municipal Drive)   
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.   

Date:  Tuesday, October 17   
Meeting Location:  TBD 
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.   

Community and Economic Development   
Date:  Thursday, November 2  
Meeting Location:  TBD 
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.  

City of Fishers Legal   
Date:  Wednesday, November 15  
Meeting Location:  TBD 
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.     

Boards and Commissions  
Date:  Tuesday, November 28   
Meeting Location:  TBD 
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.  

Lunch with the Mayor  
Date: Thursday, December 14 
Meeting Location: TBD 
Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.