Members of the second Richardson CARES (Citizens Academy & Resource Education Series) were recognized at Monday’s City Council meeting. The class recently completed seven weekly sessions at a variety of City venues learning about the various functions of municipal government and its day-to-day operations.

Class members cuddled Shelter puppies, peered inside a water tower, explored backstage at the Eisemann Center, got up close to numerous pieces of heavy equipment and watched an active shooter demonstration at the Emergency Operations Center, among many other experiences.

The first CARES class graduated in 2018. The free, annual program is open to anyone age 18 and over with an interest in learning more about the City of Richardson’s municipal government.

Applications for the third Richardson CARES will open in summer 2020.