Manchester, Connecticut

Government Academy

In an effort to provide the public with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the inner workings of local government, in the fall of 2002, the Town of Manchester developed the Manchester Government Academy. Anyone living or working in Manchester are welcome to apply.

Government Academy consists of a series of interactive sessions, Academy participants will get an inside look at the municipal operations covering everything from public safety to the public library.

The Academy features a lively blend of demonstrations, presentations, and tours, all conducted in a casual format at numerous sites throughout the Town. Participants can expect to come away with a heightened awareness and knowledge of local government operations as well as a greater understanding of how to get involved in local affairs.


The 25th session of Government Academy will begin in the Fall of 2019, click here for program dates and here for the application.

Press Release for Government Academy


Thank you for your interest, we look forward to having you be a part of the Fall 2019 session!