Bedford University

New year, new ways to get involved with your City! 

Bedford residents and business owners are invited to participate in “Bedford University,” the City’s new citizens academy. During this 10-week program, participants will learn the inner workings of the City’s government and services provided, while staff gain valuable insight listening to resident priorities and feedback. Each week will highlight various City departments, including Police, Fire, Communications, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Library, Development, and more. 

Application Form

All spots are FILLED for the 2023 session of Bedford University. Applications will re-open in early 2024 for the next session.

Bedford University will begin on Thursday, February 9, and take place every Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., concluding with a special graduation ceremony in April. Please note, there is no class the week of spring break. 

Registration in Bedford University is first-come, first-served. Participants must be at least 18-years-old to participate and those selected will be emailed ahead of time to confirm their participation.

Bedford University will occur once a year. 


For questions or additional information, please email Brandi West, Assistant to the City Manager.

logo of the City's citizen academy, Bedford University