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The following is a press release

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The Framingham Government Academy (FGA) is a series of educational and interactive workshops to educate residents about municipal functions to increase their understanding of the community.

Sessions are hosted at various locations around the city to give participants a chance to explore City facilities.

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Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from City leaders about the functions of each division, with the goal being that when they complete the academy, they better understand the functions of the municipality. With this knowledge, participants will be better equipped to advance their neighborhoods and improve quality of life, be prepared to serve on boards and commissions, and engage in decision- making processes.

Participation Overview

FGA Spring session will begin on Wednesday, March 25, and end May 27. Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on various dates in March, April, and May.

Residents interested in participating must apply and commit to attending all sessions.

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Week 1: Framingham 101 – Wednesday, March 25
Week 2: Funding Framingham – Wednesday, April 8
Week 3: Developing Framingham – Wednesday, April 15
Week 4: Keeping Framingham Safe – Part 1 – Wednesday, April 22
Week 5: Keeping Framingham Safe – Part 2 – Wednesday, May 6
Week 6: Community Services – Wednesday, May 13
Week 7: Your Framingham – Graduation – Wednesday, May 27

Disclaimer: The Framingham Government Academy is an initiative of the Office of Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. There is no cost to enroll in the academy. Class size is limited. Please keep in mind that applying does not guarantee a seat in the academy.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Applications are also available at the Mayor’s Office in the Memorial Building (City Hall) at 150 Concord Street Room 121, Framingham, MA 01702.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.