Citizens Academy

The City of Kings Mountain is excited to offer our first ever Citizens Academy!  Our Citizens Academy is designed in the spirit of transparency, openness and participation.  It will provide a positive avenue for participants to interact with staff that they are not accustomed to seeing when they come into City Hall to pay their utility bills.  It is our goal to provide good information and convey a positive image of the City of Kings Mountain, while giving an opportunity to ask questions about how municipal government is structured, how tax dollars are spent, and how utility rates are determined. Participants will also learn how they might become involved in decisions that have a direct impact on their neighborhood.

We are excited for our fall session, but space is limited to fifteen citizens, so act fast!!  The academy is open to City residents, 18 years of age or older.  Applicants must be willing to sign a Release of Liability Agreement and have a clear background check.

Applications are available in the Administration Office at City Hall, or you can print the application form, fill it out, and bring it to City Hall at 101 West Gold Street Kings Mountain NC 28086.

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Citizens Academy Fall 2023 - Schedule of Sessions

Sessions will begin at 5:30 pm.  Dinner will be provided.

Council Meetings begin at 6:00 pm.

Session I    September 28         


                    Welcome Message from Staff/Mayor/City Council Members

                    Overview of the Citizens Academy, Municipal Government

                    and City Manager Form of Government (Administration & HR)

                    H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center

                    909 E. King Street

Session II    October 5        

                    Fiscal Services:  Finance, Customer Service and Information Technology

                    City Hall  101 W. Gold Street  - Council Chambers 

Council WS    October 12        

                    City Hall  101 W. Gold Street  - Council Chambers 

Session III    October 19        

                    Development Services: Planning, Inspections & Codes and Marketing, Tourism & Events

                    City Hall  101 W. Gold Street  - Council Chambers 

Session IV    October 26        

                     Public Safety: Police and Fire

                    Fire Training Room – City Hall  112 S. Piedmont Avenue

Session V    November 2        

                    Public Infrastructure (Water, Moss Lake, Public Works, Stormwater and Cemetery)

                    Energy Services (Gas and Electric)

                    Public Works Conference Room  1013 N. Piedmont Avenue

Session VI    November 16        

                    Cultural Enrichment – Library, Senior Center and Recreation

                    Mauney Memorial Library   100 S. Piedmont Avenue


Graduation    November 28        

            City Council Chambers