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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Midland Citizens Academy Graduates 25 New Participants

A group of adults in black fleece jackets stand in front of a projection screen

March 13, 2020 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that the 14th class of the annual Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-five residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wednesday, March 11 to mark the culmination of the 10-week program.

During the academy, participants attend weekly 2-hour sessions that explore different functional areas of City government and learn about how their roles impact daily life for residents of Midland. Participants learn through a series of face-to-face sessions with the leaders of City departments and services as well as tours of City and County government facilities. Since 2007, the program has graduated over 330 participants.

The 2020 graduates are:

  • Steven Ancel
  • Kevin Andriot
  • Kimberlee Baczewski
  • Daniel Chalk
  • Tamara Chalk
  • Fred Chandler
  • Sarah Dufour
  • Pedro Figueroa
  • Krystien Gillette
  • Jill Goldberg
  • David Griffus
  • Michael Herriage
  • John Huntley
  • Phyllis Kaya
  • Diana Kelley
  • Peggy Kernstock
  • Andrea Mammel
  • Elaine Manley
  • Mark May
  • Eric Perala
  • Connie Schmidt
  • Kayla Susko
  • Karen Williams
  • Brenda Woods
  • Monica Young

Applications for the 2021 Citizens Academy will open in early November 2020 with class dates from mid-January through mid-March 2021.

For more information, visit or contact City Community Affairs at 989-837-3307.

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