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Glendale University 101 is a FREE, 10 session program sponsored by Arizona State University that offers a behind-the-scenes look at how city government works. With one Wednesday evening session a week and 10 weeks of sessions, 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 (GU) to learn more about city government directly from the Mayor, Councilmembers, City Manager, and Upper management. In the 22 years since the program was started, almost 1000 people have attended. The program’s continued popularity is credited to the one-on-one interactions among attendees and the core curriculum that focuses on everything from the city courts to utilities.

To participate in GU 101, you must be 18 years or older, a resident of Glendale or own a business located in Glendale. Attendees who complete nine of the ten GU 101 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].