Waxahachie 101

The Waxahachie 101 program was developed in 2009 to promote a better understanding of local city government. The purpose is to help residents gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of City Council and City Staff, and become more aware of the departments, programs and activities. The program provides participants a general overview of city operations, visiting a different city department each session. 

The only requirements to participate in Waxahachie 101 are that participants be 18 years of age or older, reside in Ellis County, and be able to attend meetings on a regular basis. The class is limited to 25 participants, and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Registration will begin August 1, 2019 by emailing aborders@waxahachie.com or call 469-309-4012. The meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month at 8:30 am. The sessions will begin in September 2019, and run until May 2020. The May meeting will be a “graduation” and appreciation luncheon.  

The monthly topics that will be covered are:

Session 1:

Council Conference Room

 
 

Brief history of Waxahachie

 
 

Demographics of City

 
 

City Departments

 
 

Overview of Government Organization

 
 

City Secretary

 
 

Communications and Marketing

 
 

Information Technology Services

 
     

Session 2:

Council Conference Room

 
 

Finance

 
 

Utility Billing

 
 

Purchasing

 
 

Human Resources/Civil Service

 
 

Payroll

 
     

Session 3:

Fire Station 2

 
 

Police Programs and Operations

 
 

Emergency Management

 
 

Municipal Court

 
 

City Marshal

 
 

Animal Control

 
 

Fire Programs, EMS and Operations

 
     

Session 4:

Council Conference Room

 
 

Planning and Zoning

 
 

Building Permitting and Inspections

 
 

Health Inspections / Code Enforcement

 
 

Engineering

 
     

Session 5

MidWay Airport

 
 

Economic Development

 
 

Historic Preservation/Downtown Development

 

Mid-Way Airport

 
     

Session 6:

Senior Center

 
 

Sports Complex

 
 

Parks, Pools and other Facilities

 
 

Civic Center

 
 

Senior Center

 
 

Convention and Visitors Bureau

 
     

Session 7:

Street Department Office

 
 

Street Maintenance

 
 

Community Services

 
 

Meters

 
 

Water Distribution and Collections

 
     

Session 8:

Water Treatment Plant

 
 

Water Production

 
 

WWTP

 
 

Sokoll Plant

 
     

Session 9:

Council Conference Room

 
 

Graduation

 

 

For questions about the program, or to register, please contact Amy Borders, Director of Communications and Marketing, or aborders@waxahachie.com. You may also register in person at City Hall, 401 South Rogers Street.