If you have ever been interested in learning about the inner workings and operations of the City of Puyallup, you now have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes perspective. Starting Thursday, March 5, a free, eight-week civics course titled “Puyallup 101” will be offered by the City of Puyallup, providing insight into the organizational structure and operations of city departments.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the civics course include the balancing process of annual city budgets/funding decision processes, information on streets and other necessary infrastructure, water sources and conditions, wastewater treatment info, City Council duties, emergency response preparations, police departments patrolling districts, and various others.

By offering this course, the City hopes that attendees will be able to understand how the various departments operate and, in return, take advantage of the numerous services and programs provided. A primary objective of the course is to cultivate open communication between the City and it’s residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, encouraging community members to become more engaged and involved in the citywide decisions.

Participants are required to be a minimum of 18 years old and a resident, city business owner, or worker in Puyallup. Registration will be available until Feb. 27. Click here to sign up.