The City of Dodge City Launches Re-Structured Engage Dodge Program

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City of Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Ks. β€” The City of Dodge City is excited to host the newly re-structured Engage Dodge program open to the entire community. Engage Dodge is an interactive educational opportunity designed to introduce citizens to city services, programs, and the employees who serve the Dodge City community.

β€œPreviously, the program was a partnership between the City’s Cultural Relations Advisory Board and the Dodge City Community College Adult Learning Center,” said Human Resources Officer Tara Schraeder. β€œThe last time the program was hosted was in 2018, and with the increased transparency efforts, we decided to take a look at the program and redesign it to allow the community to gain more in-depth knowledge about our departments.”

β€œParticipants will learn about challenges to city government, how the budget works, and get a glimpse of day-to-day operations. The program will consist of informative presentations and tours that focus on City of Dodge City departments and functions. The program is an ideal way to become more familiar with all aspects of your local government, including the Airport, Fire & Police Departments, Zoo, and so many more!”

The 2021 Engage Dodge program will begin on May 18th and consist of ten evening sessions. The sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. For the last session, participants will attend a City of Dodge City Commission meeting in which they will get to see how the meetings are run and ask any questions they may have.

Additional information for each session will be provided regarding the itinerary and meeting locations. All participants in the Engage Dodge program are highly encouraged to attend all sessions.

β€œWe will be accepting a max of 20 participants this year with a minimum age requirement of 18 years,” Schraeder said. β€œApplicants are being accepted until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 12th. If capacity is reached, we will start a waiting list in case spots become available.’

To apply, please visit the City’s website at: https://www.dodgecity.org/1016/Engage-Dodge

For questions, please contact Tara or Abbey by calling 620-225-8100 or by email at taras@dodgecity.org or abbeym@dodgecity.org