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QC Citizen Leadership Institute 

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Registration for the Class of 2020 is NOW OPEN through August 25, 2019!

All participants will be notified of their acceptance into the program
by August 30, 2019. Program orientation and kick off class will be Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

For questions, contact Debra.Kuffner@QueenCreek.org 


About the Program

The Queen Creek Citizen Leadership Institute (CLI) is an integral and valuable part of the Queen Creek resident experience designed to:

  • Spark an interest in local issues
  • Provide an avenue for residents to help plan the community's future
  • Present information about important questions facing the Town
  • Develop a pool of informed residents willing to serve as local leaders on boards, commissions and among their neighbors. 

During the course of the program, participants interact with members of the Town Council, Town staff, local business leaders, neighbors and community members. Class sessions feature guest speakers, group discussions, leadership training and networking activities. 

Participants who complete the leadership program are recognized by the Queen Creek Town Council at a graduation ceremony; and are considered for future committee appointments and leadership opportunities. The eight-month program runs September-April and is open to anyone who lives or works in Queen Creek. Since 1995, more than 625+ participants have completed this civic leadership program. 

To graduate, participants are required to complete the following activities:

  • Attend seven of the 10 class sessions
  • Volunteer at a Town-hosted event or program
  • Participate in the class service project
  • Attend one Town Council meeting 
  • Attend one Town Commission or Committee meeting

By participating in this program, residents learn how their local government works, how the Town makes decisions and prioritizes projects, and how residents can participate in the future planning and growth of our local community.


Class of 2020 Class Topics and Schedule

*** Registration is open through August 25 ***


Session 1 - Orientation / Meet and Greet
Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:45 p.m.
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Learn about the CLI experience, Town history & organizational structure.
**Please note this is a date change from the original date of Sept. 10**

Session 2 – Budget and Finance
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Gain an understanding of the Town’s budget and how projects are funded. 

Session 3 - Economic Development, Marketing and Communications
Thursday, October 17, 6:30-9 p.m. (2.5 hours)
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Learn how the Town shares our story with residents, businesses and visitors.

Session 4 – Development Services, Planning and Zoning
Tuesday, October 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Learn about the Town’s planning process to better understand how the Town develops and grows.

Session 5 - Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
QC Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our roads, construction projects and environmental initiatives.

Session 6 - Quality of Life / Parks and Recreation
Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-9 p.m. (2.5 hours)
QC Parks and Recreation Annex (east side of Library), 21802 S. Ellsworth Road
Learn about Queen Creek’s parks, arts and recreation opportunities.

Session 7 – Water Services, Wastewater and Conservation
Tuesday, December 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Learn how water is processed, conserved and delivered throughout Queen Creek.

Class Project Planning / Leadership Training Nights
Hear from guest speakers, plan your class project(s) and get to know your classmates.
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, January 7
  • Tuesday, January 21
  • Tuesday, February 4
  • Tuesday, February 18

Session 8 – Workforce Development and Education
Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Learn about the various ways Queen Creek is growing the next generation of talent.

Session 9 - Public Safety and Public Health
Thursday, March 19, 6:30-9 p.m. (2.5 hours)
QC Fire Station #1, 20678 E. Civic Parkway
Go behind-the-scenes with Queen Creek’s Fire, Medical and Law Enforcement departments. 

Session 10 – Civic Leadership and Nonprofit Expo
Tuesday, March 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Meet local organizations looking for leaders / volunteers to make a difference in our community. 

Graduation and Class Project Presentations!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
QC Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Time to celebrate completion of the program with friends and family!

 

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:


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First Name
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Last Name
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Address
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Phone Number
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E-mail Address
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Do you receive Town of Queen Creek Trash and Recycling Services?
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Do you receive Town of Queen Creek Trash and Recycling Services?
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Do you currently serve in a volunteer capacity? (HOA Board, Town Commission, Nonprofit Volunteer, etc.)
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Do you currently serve in a volunteer capacity? (HOA Board, Town Commission, Nonprofit Volunteer, etc.)
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What do you think are the top three (3) issues facing Queen Creek today?
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What do you think are the top three (3) issues facing Queen Creek today?
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How would you describe Queen Creek in three (3) words or sentences?
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How would you describe Queen Creek in three (3) words or sentences?
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What do you hope to gain from this class? What are your expectations for the program?
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