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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Applications now open for CityWorks Academy
The city is accepting applications for the ninth annual CityWorks Academy, which offers community members a close-up look at the programs and services the city provides. Applications are open until Aug. 1 and are available online or in the second floor reception area at the Snell Building, 1050 E. 11th St. The academy is limited to 30 participants and the city typically receives more than 250 applications per session. Since its creation in 2009, more than 150 residents have graduated from the academy, with many moving on to serve on local boards and commissions or in other city leadership positions. Classes for this year’s academy will begin in September and will take place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Find more information here.
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