Manchester, Connecticut

Government Academy

In an effort to provide the public with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the inner workings of local government, in the fall of 2002, the Town of Manchester developed the Manchester Government Academy.

Government Academy consists of a series of interactive sessions, Academy participants will get an inside look at the municipal operations covering everything from public safety to the public library.

The Academy features a lively blend of demonstrations, presentations, and tours, all conducted in a casual format at numerous sites throughout the Town. Participants can expect to come away with a heightened awareness and knowledge of local government operations as well as a greater understanding of how to get involved in local affairs.


The 23rd session of Government Academy will begin on Thursday, September 7, 2017 and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Please find detailed information below:

Government Academy Schedule and Information - Fall, 2017

Government Academy Press Release - Fall, 2017

Government Academy Application - Fall, 2017



For additional information please call the Manchester Government Academy Co-Coordinator Tricia Catania at (860) 647-3102 or Lisa Fusco at (860) 647-3092.

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to having you be a part of the Fall 2017 session!