Throughout the year, the city seeks to engage citizens in a variety of special programs. These programs are designed to give citizens valuable knowledge of resources through a behind-the-scenes look at their local government. A number of graduates have utilized their experience and knowledge gained through these programs to pursue public service opportunities, such as serving on local boards and commissions and other public offices. Education Programs Citizens Fire Academy Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation Citizens Police Academy Community Programs Neighborhood Watch Other Opportunities Citizens may also participate in a variety of Youth Programs and Special Events hosted throughout the year. Sign up for E-news to get advanced notice of these opportunities to stay involved in your local government, or view the City Calendar.