Citizens' Academy

About the Academy
The Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant (CAMP) is designed to provide people who live, work or own a business in the City of Mount Pleasant an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the structure and functions of their city government. The program is free and dinner is provided.

Each session offers an in-depth look at the fundamentals of the City’s administration and budget. public works and utilities, parks and recreation, public safety, and community development. Additional topics covered will include the basics of local government, elections, and more.

Graduates of the Academy are honored at a City Commission meeting following the completion of the program.

The Citizens’ Academy is an ideal program for business owners, community leaders, City residents, current or potential future appointed or elected officials, and students with an interest in local affairs. Participants will increase their knowledge of City operations while demonstrating their commitment to the community, networking with fellow community members, engaging with City staff and becoming better equipped to help shape the future of the community.

How to Apply
The City is now accepting applications for 2024 Citizens’ Academy. Please complete the application form and email it to I

Deadline to apply is February 5, 2024.

2024 Program Schedule