The Village hosts several community programs each year, that offer citizens the opportunity experience different public service professions. These programs include:

  • Citizens Police Academy
  • Fire Department Citizens Academy 
  • Public Works Citizens Academy
  • Welcome Home Veterans (as requested)

Please find information related to each program below. 

  1. Public Works Citizens Academy
  2. Citizens Police Academy
  3. Fire Dept. Citizens Academy
  4. Welcome Home Veterans

photo collage of public works crews working on road and snow plow with text Have you ever wondered how Lombard's water is treated? Or how our streets are maintained? If the answer is yes, then Lombard's Public Works Citizens Academy is for you! 

The Academy is geared towards adults (you must be 18 or older to participate) and will be held over consecutive weeks throughout April and May, with sessions conducted on Monday evenings, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, April 17 -  May 8, with a graduation event scheduled on Thursday, May 18. The program includes interactive hands-on activities, tours of Village facilities and presentations by Public Works staff.

Applications will be accepted starting March 1, 2023. The group size is limited to 20 participants. Applications will be accepted in the order they are received. Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at 630-620-5740 or

The Village follows State and CDC guidelines relative to COVID. At this time, masks are optional for participants. Dates and activities could also change or be modified, dependent upon future State/CDC recommendations.