Civic Academy

Apply now to join the DeSoto Civic Academy! The Civic Academy is a series of 11 educational sessions designed to teach DeSoto Citizens about the inner workings of their local government.  Participants will learn about DeSoto’s history, tour City facilities, get a behind-the scenes look at each department and the services offered, and experience first-hand the equipment used to provide these services. The Civic Academy also affords the opportunity to meet department heads one- on-one.

The 2021 Civic Academy Application is now closed. Please stay tuned for the next class.


 Topics discussed:
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  • City Manager's Office
  • City Elections
  • City Council, Boards and Commissions
  • Economic Development Corporation
  • Finance & Budget
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Library
  • Municipal Court
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Police Department
  • Fire Rescue & EMS
  • Public Health
  • Public Utilities
  • Purchasing Division
  • Regional Dispatch 911

Who is eligible to participate?
Any adult DeSoto resident willing to commit the time necessary to complete this informative, interesting, and intense program.

What is the maximum number of participants?
The Civic Academy will be available to the first 25 participants who submit their completed application. 

What is the cost?
There is no charge for the classes, supplies and dinner will be provided. 

How much time will I need to commit?
The Civic Academy will be held from August 12, 2021 – October 21, 2021 Thursday evenings, from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM. 

Who is eligible to participate?
Any adult DeSoto resident willing to commit the time necessary to complete this informative, interesting, and intense program.

What is the maximum number of participants?
The Civic Academy will be available to the first 25 participants who submit their completed application. 


For more information about DeSoto's Civic Academy please contact:

Kimberly Garduno
Assistant to the City Manager
211 E Pleasant Run Road
KGarduno@desototexas.gov
972-230-9690