Glendale University

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The next program will be held in Spring 2024.

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Glendale University is a FREE program sponsored by Arizona State University that offers a behind-the-scenes look at how city government works. With 10 weeks of sessions on Wednesday evenings, attendees learn the inner workings of a variety of city services, including public safety, city court, libraries, public works, finance and budget, parks and recreation, public affairs, neighborhoods, water services, boards and commissions, and much more.

Glendale residents and business owners whose businesses reside in the city are eligible to register for Glendale University to learn more about city government directly from the Mayor, Councilmembers, City Manager's office, and upper management from other departments. In the 25+ years since the program was started, more than 1,000 people have attended. The program’s continued popularity is credited to the one-on-one interactions and the core curriculum that focuses on everything from the city courts to utilities.

To participate in Glendale University, you must be 18 years or older and a resident of Glendale, or own a business located in Glendale. Attendees who complete eight of the ten program sessions will be honored at the course completion event on the final night.

For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at 623-930-2260 or email [email protected].