Natick Citizens Leadership Academy

                We're pleased to accept your application for the spring 2019 evening session now. 
   The spring 2019 session will begin in March,  meeting on  Wednesday evenings.
                                                             All interested citizens are encouraged to apply.


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The Town of Natick’s Citizens Leadership Academy is a 10 week class designed to enhance citizen understanding of town government operations and for municipal leaders and citizens to learn from one another through conversation.

Graded an “A” by nearly all who have participated, our Alums are quite enthusiastic about the program:

  • “I knew it was a good town, now I know it’s a great town.”
  • “I loved every second of it! It was a great use of my time.”
  •  “This is hard to say, but in almost every class there was something that really stuck with me.”
  • “Authentic conversations with people who have the real answers…”
  • “An overall wonderful experience.”
  • “A really good overview of town operations.”
  • “Connecting faces with names. Now I know who to call.”

We welcome you to join our family of Alums!

Classes will generally be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-3:30 at various locations around town. All sessions will be facilitated by town staff who will provide learning experiences that are interactive, interesting and informative.

The program is free of charge and open to anyone who lives or works in the Town of Natick. 

Those interested in participating need to complete an application. Space is limited, so early registration is suggested. Should you have questions please feel free to contact Jemma Lambert, Director of Community Services by phone at: 508.647.6546 or via email at

To apply online please click here for the online application.

To apply with a printed application, click here to download the application.  Fill out the application and mail to:

Jemma Lambert
Director of Community Services
117 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760

We welcome all applications.  In the interest of access we will seek to populate each session with as diverse a group of participants as possible.  Should applications exceed the space available a reservation list will be maintained and those individuals waiting will be contacted for the next available session.

                                                                        Spring 2019 Schedule

 Week Date   Location  Topic
1 March 13, 2019 CSC Overview: Governance Structure, Boards/Committees/Commissions, Administration
2 March 20, 2019 CSC Finance
3 March 27, 2019 NHS Natick Public Schools
April 3, 2019 CSC Community Services Department, Sustainability
5 April 10, 2019 CSC Health Department/ Community and Economic Development
6 April 24, 2019 Morse Library Admin Services Libraries/Clerk/Assessor
7 May 1, 2019 NFD Natick Fire Department
8 May 8, 2019 DPW Department of Public Works
9 May 15, 2019 NPD Natick Police Department
10 May 22, 2019 CSC Communications, Website, Citizen Involvement & Graduation