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Posted on: April 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Citizens Academy Graduates 21 New Participants

A group of adults stands together wearing black fleece jackets inside Council Chambers

April 29, 2022 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that its 15th class Citizens Academy has graduated! Twenty-one residents attended an informal graduation ceremony in Council Chambers of Midland City Hall on Wednesday, April 27 to mark the culmination of the 10-week program. 

During the academy, participants attend weekly 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, County government, and City Council, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of City and County government facilities including the Midland County Jail, Water Treatment Plant, Municipal Service Center, and Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Since 2007, the program has graduated over 350 participants. 

The 2022 graduates are: 

A group of adults stands together wearing black fleece jackets inside Council Chambers

  • Suzanne Adrian
  • William Bodeis
  • Kelly Calkins
  • Cody Dorland
  • Curt Emmons
  • Eric Engen
  • Paul Haddad
  • Jillian McCoy
  • Nathan McCoy
  • Katelynn Kozar
  • Ramona Lalka
  • Kristy LeVasseur
  • Iris Mehler
  • Charles Mikkelsen
  • Crystal Nelson
  • Anna Radler
  • Phil Sarnacke
  • Mark Siegmund
  • Cheyenne Simanski
  • Lisa Wall
  • Lee Wehrling


Applications for the 2023 Citizens Academy will open in early November 2022 with class dates from mid-January through mid-March 2023.

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

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