City of Kendallville Citizen’s Academy Grad Ceremony

KENDALLVILLE – City of Kendallville Citizen’s Academy 2019 graduates, seen in the video, left to right: Judith Butler, Heath McCreery, Christopher McCreery, Diana McCreery, Sarah Shanton-Cox, Seth Cox and Councilwoman Amy Ballard. Speaker and presenter: Kendallville Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe. Not present Jenna Anderson and Cassaundra Kesterke. 

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City of Kendallville Citizen’s Academy is offered once a year and is a free program, open to any Kendallville resident who has an interest in city government, how it serves its residents, and how a community of informed residents can improve the city.

Each participant of the program is required to attend at least 7 sessions in order to graduate. Sessions include covering departments and subjects such as:

• Airport
• Building/Planning and Zoning
• Cemetery
• City Attorney
• City Council Reps
Clerk Treasurer
• Downtown Business Assoc.• Economic Improvement District
• Engineering & GIS
• Fire Department
• Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce
• Mayor’s Office• Parks & Recreation Department
• Police Department
• Redevelopment Commission
• Street Department
• Utility Departments

If you are interested in becoming a part of this program, you can learn more from the Mayor’s office, contacting them at 347-0352 or visit their website at