Natick Citizens Leadership Academy


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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 Wednesday afternoon (1:00 - 3:30) or evenings (6:30 - 9:00) 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 Kathy Lentini, Communication/Information Officer by phone at 508-647-6475 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:

Natick Town Hall
13 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Attention: Kathy Lentini
Communications/Information Officer

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.

Winter 2020 Citizens Academy Schedule

All sessions will be held on Wednesdays evening, 6:30 pm  - 9:00 pm
 Week  Date Location Topic
1 January 15, 2020 CSC Overview: Governance Structure, Boards/Committees/Commissions, Administration
2 January 22, 2020 CSC Finance
3 January 29, 2020 Morse Library Admin Services: Library/Clerk/Assessors/HR
4 February 5, 2020 CSC Community Services, Recreation & Park, Procurement
5 February 12, 2020 CSC Health Dept., Community Economic Development & Sustainability
6 February 19, 2020 NFD Fire Department
7 February 26, 2020 NHS Public Schools
8 March 4, 2020 DPW Public Works
9 March 11, 2020 NPD Police Department
10 March 18, 2020 CSC Communications, Website, Citizen Involvement, Graduation