Navasota Citizens University

About the Program

Navasota Citizens University offers residents the opportunity to try their hand as government finance managers, firefighters, police officers, wastewater operators and other officials. Navasota Citizens University participants will get a first-hand look at how government operates and how decisions are made. Citizens University began as a means of helping citizens understand city government operations in areas such as taxes, spending and finance, police and fire, and community zoning policies.

The 6-week program offers interactive "real world" classes that acquaint participants with the inner workings of Navasota City government. The once-a-week classes last for two hours and are taught by representatives from City departments. Students receive the opportunity to learn about setting a budget, tour city facilities, go behind the scenes with police officers, run tests on wastewater, meet animals from our shelter and experience the challenges encountered by firefighters as they save lives. They will also meet with department directors to learn how various departments serve citizens.

Registration includes a $25 program fee. The class is open to 10 participants. If classes fill, priority will be given to residents of Navasota. Applicants must not be running for public office. The program ends with a graduation ceremony.

For more information, please call Susie Homeyer at (936) 825-6475. Future program dates are to be determined.