Citizens Academy

The City of North Bend hosted its inaugural 2023 Citizens Academy this winter, from February 6 though March 21. This free, seven-week interactive course provided an in-depth look into how North Bend's local municipal government operates. 

This year's sessions guided 15 participants through various aspects of city operations, including administration and city history, legal, public records and information, finance, fire, police, public works and infrastructure, and community and economic development.

Please stay tuned for future sessions! Have questions? Email Bre Keveren, Communications Manager (, or call (425) 888-7669.

023 Citizens Academy Graduates

2023 Citizens Academy graduates were recognized by Mayor McFarland and councilmembers at the March 21, 2023 City Council meeting.

Citizens Academy participants:

  • Learn more about the City of North Bend government operations and services
  • Participate in dialogues with City leaders, City staff, and other civic-minded residents
  • See taxpayers’ investments at work
  • Learn about opportunities to become more involved in your local government

The academy is open to citizens16 years and older. Each class is limited to 15 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Citizens Academy Infographic 2023