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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Applications Open for Fall Resident Academy

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The Town of Brownsburg’s Resident Academy proved to be so popular this spring that a second session will launch this fall.

Resident Academy is a six-session program that helps residents get a deeper understanding of the Town's operations through lecture, discussion, and interactive activities.

“If you’re a resident who has questions about how decisions are made from department head level up to Town Manager and Town Council, you’ll find this to be a worthwhile program,” said Town Manager Jeffery A. Eder.

“The people that work for this town are the unsung heroes,” Resident Academy graduate David Warswick shared on a survey. “To a person they have given all of us such an insight and education into our great town operations. I don’t hesitate to tell residents that if they have the opportunity to attend, please do this.”

The Academy will be held on Tuesday nights from 6-8 PM from August through October. Participants will tour Town facilities, learn day-to-day responsibilities and operations, gain a greater understanding of the budget process, meet Town leadership, and get answers to questions about the operations of the Town of Brownsburg.

Interested residents can apply online at Brownsburg.org/resident-academy. Applications are accepted on a first come, first-served basis and preference will be given to those who have not previously participated. Class size is limited to 25 people. Registration is open until July 16; selected participants will be notified by July 23 of their acceptance into the program.

Sessions are provided below with brief course outlines.


Session 1 – Resident Academy Overview, Administrative Overview

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 6-8 pm

Town Hall Council Room, 61 N. Green St.

• Get to Know You

• Program Orientation

• Form of Government

• Boards, Commissions and Public Meetings

• Organizational Chart

• Budget Process

• Human Resources Department Overview

• Clerk-Treasurer Office Overview

• Community Engagement Department Overview


Session 2 – Brownsburg Parks Overview

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6-8 pm

Bundy Lodge, Arbuckle Acres Park

• Park Board

• Facility/Park Overview

• Programs


Session 3 – Fleet and Water Utilities Overview (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6-8 pm

Fleet Maintenance Facility, 221 S. Mardale Drive, Wastewater Plant Bldg G, 225 S. Mardale Dr,

• Fleet

• Stormwater Management

• System Operation and Maintenance

• Wastewater Plant Tour


Session 4 – Street and Water Utilities Overview (Part 2)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6-8 pm

Bundy Lodge and Water Plant, Arbuckle Acres Park, 200 N. Green St.

• Street Department

• Street Maintenance

• Water Department

• System Operation and Maintenance

• Water Plant Tour


Session 5 – Public Safety Overview

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6-8 pm

Police Department Training Facility, 75 Whittington Dr.

• Fire Department Presentation

• Neighborhood Watch

• Self-Defense and Home Protection

• Parental Rights


Session 6 – Development Services, Economic Development Overview

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6-8 pm

Town Hall Council Room, 61 N. Green St.

• Zoning

• Planning

• Inspections

• Economic Development


For more information, contact:

Mary Louise Bewley, Community Engagement Manager, 317-852-1120 ext. 1194

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