Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy Application

The City of Newport is hosting its first Citizens Academy this is an eight (8) week program designed to improve citizens education and increase engagement in the day to day operations of Local Government. Through presentations by each department and various divisions, participants will receive first-hand knowledge of how city tax dollars are budgeted and expensed for City Services.

The 2024 Citizens Academy Sessions are scheduled to begin February 22, 2024 and will run for eight (8) consecutive weeks from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at various locations throughout the City, with a final graduation ceremony on Thursday, April 11, 2024. The program is FREE and available to all City of Newport Citizens, Commissions, Boards or Business Owners. Class size is limited to Fifteen (15) participants. Applications are available by clicking the link below or at 998 Monmouth Street, 2nd Floor and are due no later than February 2, 2024. All applicants must be accepted in the class and will have a background check by the Newport Police Department prior to taking the class.  Please forward applications to Terry Fornash at 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 for addition information contact Terry Fornash at 859-581-6973 or email