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Civics classes for city leaders begin Saturday at OCU

A certificate program in municipal government begins Saturday, online and at Oklahoma City University. Enroll at okcu.edu/enroll.
A certificate program in municipal government begins Saturday, online and at Oklahoma City University. Enroll at okcu.edu/enroll.


Civics lessons for elected city officers and those thinking about running for office begin Saturday at Oklahoma City University and online.

This is the second time the certificate program has been offered and the first for the Oklahoma Municipal League in partnership with OCU.

The inaugural sessions were September and October 2018. Read more here about the idea and how government can benefit.

This year's sessions are called "Learn to Govern: Leadership & Public Administration," in two tracks leading to a Municipalities or Legislative certificate.

Classes are at OCU, 8:30 a.m. to noon, from Saturday through Feb. 22. Students can log in remotely to participate online.

Cost is $250 for 21 hours of instruction over the six weekends.

Oklahoma Municipal League Executive Director Mike Fina one of the organization's primary goals is to provide ongoing training.

"This program takes a little different approach in that it is primarily aimed at citizens who are interested in running for a municipal office or are already in office and seeking additional training,”  he said.

Register at okcu.edu/enroll or by calling Susan Winchester at (405) 206-8252. Email swinchester@okcu.edu.

A third track is offered on school board governance.

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A certificate program in municipal government begins Saturday, online and at Oklahoma City University. Enroll at okcu.edu/enroll.

A certificate program in municipal government begins Saturday, online and at Oklahoma City University. Enroll at okcu.edu/enroll.

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William Crum

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