DeSoto Civic Academy

What is the Desoto Civic Academy?

The Civic Academy is a series of eleven (11) educational sessions designed to teach DeSoto citizens about their government. Participants will learn about DeSoto's history, tour City facilities, get a behind-the-scenes look at each department and the services offered, and experience first-hand the equipment used to provide these services. The Civic Academy also affords the opportunity to meet department heads one-on-one.

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Who is eligible to participate?

Any adult DeSoto resident willing to commit the time necessary to complete this informative, interesting, and intense program.

What is the cost?

Participants pay nothing; dinner and supplies will be provided at no charge.

How much time will I need to commit?

The Civic Academy will be held on eleven (11) consecutive Thursday evenings, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

What is the maximum number of participants?

The Civic Academy will be open to the first 15 DeSoto citizens who return their applications to Town Center.


Follow this link for the application.
DeSoto Town Center
City Manager's Office
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, Texas 75115
Office - 972.230.9643
Fax - 972.230.5793
Email -