Over Fifty Citizen’s Academy

The annual Over Fifty Citizen’s Academy will be held weekdays, March 4-8, 2024 for Bowling Green city residents age 50 and older. A portion of the sessions will include bus transportation and very light walking, with accommodations as needed. The Academy is provided at no cost to participants. The participant is expected to attend each session (see schedule).


If you would like to apply for the Over Fifty Citizen's Academy, please sign up below. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible with more details.

Application Deadline: February 26, 2024
Applicants are chosen solely on a first come, first serve basis, using receipt of application to determine order.
(i.e. civic groups, non-profit service, other affiliations, etc.)
(Examples: Sign language interpreter, handicapped parking or accessibility on the bus, etc.)
Examples: Food allergies, vegetarian, gluten free, etc.)

Please address any questions to:
Karen Foley
Neighborhood Services

The Topics

we expect to cover this spring are as follows:

  • The City of Bowling Green’s Form of Government
  • Elected Officials, Open Meetings & Records
  • How Do We Pay for City Government?
  • Components of a Livable Community
  • WKU Center for Applied Science in Health & Aging (CASHA)
  • Introduction to City Departments:
    • The City Manager’s Office
    • Police Department
    • Fire Department
    • Finance, Human Resources & Risk Management, Law & Information Technology
    • Public Works
    • Parks & Recreation
    • Neighborhood & Community Services
  • Language Access
  • Mobility & Accessibility
  • Transportation Needs & Planning
  • Aging Resources & Services
  • Arts, Leisure & Lifelong Learning
  • Becoming & Remaining Active and Engaged in Community and Civic Life

Daily Schedule (Approximate):

Approximate Daily Schedule: March 4-7th
8:30am Networking & Coffee (Optional)
9:00am Program Starts
10:30am Break
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Program Resumes
2:30pm Break
3:30pm Program Wrap-Up
4:00pm Dismiss
Graduation Schedule: March 8th
8:30am Networking & Coffee (Optional)
9:00am Program Recap
10:15am Break
10:30am "Ask Bowling Green" Community Conversations
12:00-12:45pm Lunch & Speaker
1:00pm Graduation & Photos
2:00pm Dismiss
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