September 13, 2013 – The City of Midland’s Citizens Academy, an annual government education program, has received a national award for outstanding citizen participation programming. 


The City is one of three municipalities from across the U.S. to receive recognition from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) for our efforts to educate and engage Midlanders in local government operations.  The award was announced at 3CMA’s annual conference in September in Scottsdale, Arizona.


“We are honored to receive this national recognition from our peers,” said City Manager Jon Lynch.  “The academy has provided the City with a unique opportunity to delve deeper into how we work to make Midland a great place to live, work, and play.”


The 10-week academy provides citizens with an up close and personal look at the inner workings of City and County government and the key services that each provides to the community.  Heading into its eighth year, the academy has become a popular outreach program that promotes civic engagement and provides a greater understanding of local government’s efforts to deliver services efficiently and cost-effectively.


The annual program takes place from mid-January – March.  Applications for the 2014 program will be available in mid-October.


Contact the City Manager’s Office at 989-837-3307 or visit for more information.