Waxahachie 101

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, 2021 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 2021, and run until May 2022. 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.