Gov University


The City of Charlotte is committed to educating residents on all areas of our organization. The city offers multiple academies that teach residents how to become civic leaders.​


Aviation Academy

The 2018 Charlotte Aviation Academy provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to better understand the inner-workings of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and its contributions and impacts on our economy, transportation system, and community. Academy participants will gain behind the scenes access to current operations and future CLT planning efforts that will impact our local economy. The Aviation Academy is open to community members and public and private sectors leaders from across the greater Charlotte region.

CMPD Citizens Academy  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Citizens' Academy

​The Citizens’ Academy program helps CMPD build community relationships and creates a cadre of citizens who are better informed about police work and the services their police department offer to the community.  

Learn more about the CMPD Citizen's Academy

Community Planning Academy  

Community Planning Academy

​The Community Planning Academy is a free educational program accessible to any resident who is interested in learning more about the role planning plays in building communities. Community Planning Academy’s goal is to empower residents with a better understanding of community planning so they can effectively engage in planning efforts both in their neighborhood and the city.

Learn more about the Community Planning Academy

Civic Leadership Academy  

Civic Leadership Academy

The Civic Leadership Academy is a free 11 session course designed for residents who are ready to take the next step in being community leaders and improving the quality of life in all of Charlotte’s neighborhoods. The Civic Leadership Academy will provide participants the opportunity to grow in their leadership, analyze issues using data, connect with decision makers and other Charlotte leaders, and make a difference in their communities.

 Other city learning opportunities