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The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) developed the Residents Academy in 1999 to encourage civic involvement. Through sessions with City Departments, participants learn about the challenges of city government, budget limitations, day-to-day operations, and mandates in this fun and educational 10-week program. 

2022 Classes will be held every Thursday, August 25 through October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The application deadline is July 12, 2022. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 2, 2022.

If space allows, residents who reside outside the Bloomington city limits will be considered for participation. There is no cost to participants.

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