Course: Session Dates & Descriptions – Spring 2017
Dublin residents are invited to get an inside look at the dedicated effort it takes to maintain Dublin’s world-class services, entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding quality of life with Citizen U. Participants aged 18 and over will learn about all aspects of the City of Dublin’s operations with a series of classes beginning Thursday, March 23.
Class 1: Thursday, March 23, 6 – 9 pm
City Hall: 5200 Emerald Parkway
Departments: Office of the City Manager, Finance and Community Relations
Opening session. Meet our City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Finance leadership team. This evening will offer class members the opportunity to meet one another have an interactive discussion about the City of Dublin’s strategic goals and priorities. We’ll discuss our Form of Government, local government financing, and the history of the community, and our community engagement and public information efforts. This is the big picture of understanding the “why” behind the “what” we do each and every day, and how the community’s vision, transparency and strategic goals have made Dublin a globally renowned local government.
Class 2: Thursday, March 30, 6 – 9 p.m.
Development: 5800 Shier Rings Road
Departments: Planning and Engineering
Design. Development. Planning. Construction. Traffic impact. Review. These are just a few words that describe the technical expertise it takes to keep Dublin’s growth and design so distinctive. The evening will demonstrate how our land use and development character are the results of vision and long range planning with public officials, residents and the development community. The class will also cover Engineering and traffic projects, which include the oversight of major capital investments. This evening will include am extensive bus tour.
Class 3: Thursday, April 06, 6 – 9 p.m.
Maintenance Complex: 6351 Shier Rings Road
Departments: Streets & Utilities, Fleet Management, Sign Shop, Forestry
Leaf collection, snow removal, recycling and refuse management, chipper services, sign maintenance and more. This is a hands-on experience evening exploring the equipment used by City staff around your community and the skills it takes to safely maintain our 24.5 square miles of Dublin. Learn how streets are safely maintained, how signs are manufactured and meet those who manage one of the country’s top-rated Fleet Management departments.
Class 4: Thursday, April 13, 6 – 9 p.m.
Dublin Justice Center: 6565 Commerce Parkway
Departments: Police, Court
Meet and learn from “Dublin’s finest,” our Dublin Police Department, and understand the responsibilities of Dublin’s Mayor’s Court. Besides a tour the Justice Center, class members learn about the strategic initiatives of the Police, community policing, and about the legislative processing our Court has to our City. Class members will participate in a hands-on exercise with Dublin Police.
Class 5: Thursday, April 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
Development: 5800 Shier Rings Road
Departments: Economic Development, Building Standards, Planning
Learn about City planning and development, its coordination with engineering, and experience a project from concept, to public process, to design, to construction. Class members will leave with an understanding of how the City plans and prioritizes growth, how it engages the community for an open and participative process, and the massive responsibilities that come with it to manage safe, smart growth and development, ultimately keeping Dublin vibrant.
Class 6: Thursday, April 27, 6 – 9 p.m.
Dublin Entrepreneurial Center: 565 Metro Place South #300
Departments: Information Technology
Dublin inspires business development and encourages innovation and award-winning technology. Class members will participate in technology exercises to learn how the City uses technology to interact with and better serve residents and businesses, and meet with some of the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center’s start-up companies hear about their partnership with the City of Dublin.
Class 7: Thursday, May 4, 6 – 9 p.m.
Dublin Service Center: 6555 Shier Rings Post Road
Departments: Human Resources, Volunteer Resources and Events Administration
Talent management of our “human capital” is of utmost importance to our public service. Class members will hear from our Human Resources team and participate in an exercise that helps to keep our workforce healthy. Volunteer Resources will discuss how the city engages a diverse array of community members through our award-winning volunteerism. Finally, Events Administration will give an overview of what goes on behind-the-scenes at our world-renowned events, and ask the class to complete a special event planning process as well.
Class 8: Thursday, May 11, 6 – 9 p.m.
Dublin Community Recreation Center: 5600 Post Road
Departments: Parks, Recreation and Facilities
Understand why it really is “Greener in Dublin” with a tour of the City’s renowned and most treasured parks, public art followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Dublin Community Recreation Center’s massive facility and programming efforts that keep us a healthy community.
Graduation: Monday, May 22, 6 p.m.
Coffman Park Pavilion
Outdoor reception for Dublin Citizen U graduates followed by recognition from Dublin City Council at a Dublin City Council Meeting.
General Citizen U Notes:
- Citizen U participants must be a resident of the City of Dublin and an adult (at least age 18).
- Attendance at all courses is required for completion of the Citizen U Academy.
- Dinner will be provided at all sessions.
- An application process is required for participation.
- There is no course fee to participate in Citizen U.
- Questions may be directed to Christine Nardecchia at 614-410-4406 or Nick Plouck at 614.410.4456.