Waxahachie 101 will teach you about city government

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The City of Waxahachie is offering a 9-month teaching program on city government and departments.

If you’ve ever found that your knowledge of who does what in Waxahachie city government is a little lacking, or you’d like to learn about how the city functions, now’s your chance.

Starting in September 2021 and running through May 2022, Waxahachie 101 is a program being offered by the city to teach up to 25 participants everything that needs to be known about Waxahachie, its political structure, demographics, finances, emergency management, planning and zoning procedures, pothole fixing, parks maintenance and a whole slew of other topics.

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Waxahachie 101 is a program to learn everything you want to know about the city and its government.

Meeting on the first Thursday of each month at various locations, the classes will start at 8:30 a.m., with a graduation during the final May session.

The program was started in 2009 with the purpose of helping residents better understand the roles and responsibilities of the city council and city staff and of the departments, programs and activities that the city operates. Participants will gain a general overview of city operations by visiting a different city department each session.

Registration begins August 1, 2021 and is open to Ellis County residents who are 18 years old and older who can attend the sessions regularly. The program will accept the first 25 qualified registrants on a first come, first served basis.

For more information and to sign up, contact Amy Borders:
Email: aborders@waxahachie.com
Phone: 469-309-4012

You may also register in person at City Hall, 401 South Rogers Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

The schedule for the program is:

Session 1:

Council Conference Room

 
 

Brief history of Waxahachie

 
 

Demographics of City

 
 

City Departments

 
 

Overview of Government Organization

 
 

City Secretary

 
 

Communications and Marketing

 
 

Information Technology Services

 
   

Session 2:

Council Conference Room

 
 

Finance

 
 

Utility Billing

 
 

Purchasing

 
 

Human Resources/Civil Service

 
 

Payroll

 
   

Session 3:

Fire Station 2

 
 

Police Programs and Operations

 
 

Emergency Management

 
 

Municipal Court

 
 

City Marshal

 
 

Animal Control

 
 

Fire Programs, EMS and Operations

 
   

Session 4:

Council Conference Room

 
 

Planning and Zoning

 
 

Building Permitting and Inspections

 
 

Health Inspections / Code Enforcement

 
 

Engineering

 
   

Session 5

MidWay Airport

 
 

Economic Development

 
 

Historic Preservation/Downtown Development

 

Mid-Way Airport

 
   

Session 6:

Senior Center

 
 

Sports Complex

 
 

Parks, Pools and other Facilities

 
 

Civic Center

 
 

Senior Center

 
 

Convention and Visitors Bureau

 
   

Session 7:

Street Department Office

 
 

Street Maintenance

 
 

Community Services

 
 

Meters

 
 

Water Distribution and Collections

 
   

Session 8:

Water Treatment Plant

 
 

Water Production

 
 

WWTP

 
 

Sokoll Plant

 
   

Session 9:

Council Conference Room

 
 

Graduation

 
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