Sugar Land 101
Please note: The open application period has been changed from August 1 to September 1. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back on September 1 to apply.
Sugar Land 101 allows residents to familiarize themselves with the structure, function, and purpose of city government.
Sugar Land is again offering residents a great opportunity to learn, serve and lead the city. The 10 week 2018 Spring program will begin in January 2018 and provides an in-depth look at how our city runs.
Sugar Land 101, a course first introduced in spring 2004, allows citizens to familiarize themselves with the structure, function and purpose of city government. It better equips and encourages residents to assume leadership roles within the community. The curriculum includes presentations by city department heads and field trips to several sites such as the municipal airport, fire and police departments, water treatment plant, traffic operations. Members of the class also hold a Mock city Council meeting.
Enrollment is limited and diversity is sought in class makeup. Applications for the Spring 2018 class will be available on September 1, 2017 and will be due November 12, 2017. Notifications will be sent in early December. Classes are held Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and two Saturday tours.
Eligible candidates must:
- Currently reside within Sugar Land city limits, Greatwood or New Territory ETJ
- Resident of Sugar Land at least one year and at least 21 years of age
- Not currently holding or running for elected office in any city, school district, utility district, county, state or federal election
- Willing to commit to attendance of all sessions and tours
To Apply - Applications will be available September 1st
Once on the Serve Sugar Land Volunteer website-
If you are an existing Serve Sugar Land volunteer, please log into your account and click on "Application Forms" located in the upper banner of the page and select the Sugar Land 101 Application from the choices. This will autofill all of your current information on file. Please update with any changes and complete the new questions.
If you are a new volunteer, please click onto the "Get Started" link and start the volunteer process. Please select the Sugar Land 101 Application and complete it.