Royal Oak Residents Academy

Have you ever looked at your property tax bill and wondered where it all went?  The city of Royal Oak is kicking off a new residents academy this spring to help educate residents on what different city departments do and ways to get more involved.  The program is available free of charge to any Royal Oak resident over the age of 18.  There will be 7 sessions on Thursday evenings between April 7th and May 19th. Sessions are planned to be in person. 

Schedule of Sessions

  • April 7 - Royal Oak government duties and powers.  Presenters: Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem, City Manager and City Attorney
  • April 14 - City Clerk's Office and Royal Oak Public Library
  • April 21 - Police Department
  • April 28 - Community Development
  • May 5 - Department of Public Services and Recreation
  • May 12 -  Economic Development and Finance Departments 
  • May 19 - Fire Department and wrap up

Get Signed Up!

The 2022 academy has filled up.  If you would like updates about future academies, email Susan Barkman

COVID Precautions:  Currently masks are recommended in city buildings.  There will be masks available for participants to use. 

Staff Contact: Susan Barkman, Assistant to the City Manager

Royal Oak Police Citizens Academy

The Royal Oak Police Department has a separate citizens academy, for those who are interested in learning more about the police department.  Typically this academy is in the fall, and fills up quickly.