DeSoto Civic Academy enrollment now open | Classes start August 12

DeSoto, TX - The City of DeSoto wants your participation in this year’s Civic Academy, which is scheduled to begin Thursday, August 12.  The Civic Academy is a series of eleven educational sessions designed to teach DeSoto citizens about their government.

Participants will learn about DeSoto's history, tour City facilities, get a behind-the-scenes look at each department and the services offered, and experiencecivic first-hand the equipment used to provide these services. The Civic Academy also affords the opportunity to meet department heads one-on-one.

Any DeSoto resident 18 years of age or older and willing to commit the time necessary to complete this informative, interesting, and intense program is eligible to participate. The sessions are FREE and include all supplies and dinner for participants. The sessions will be held on eleven consecutive Thursday evenings beginning August 12 through October 21 from 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm. A graduation ceremony honoring participants who successfully complete the program will be held at the Tuesday, November 2 City Council Meeting.

To attend, simply complete the online Civic Academy Application at:

All applications must be filled out online. The Civic Academy is open to the first 25 eligible DeSoto citizens who submit completed applications. For more information, contact Kimberly Garduno at (972) 230-9690 or email k.