BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills has announced that applications for the Team Beverly Hills program is now being accepting until Friday, June 14. The application can be downloaded at www.beverlyhills.org/teambeverlyhills.
According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, Team Beverly Hills allows residents to have a hands-on look at the operations of local government. The six-month program features nine class sessions and includes interactive experiences with city departments. Program participants explore the behind-the-scenes operations of public works, emergency management, information technology, the library, recreation and parks, and public safety. Since 1996, close to 640 residents have completed Team Beverly Hills. In July, the Beverly Hills City Council will appoint 42 new members for the program, which starts in September.
Team Beverly Hills, allows citizens to become more involved and informed about their city and community. Over 80 percent of all current elected officials and City Commissioners are Team BH alumni and over 100 alumni have volunteered their time at city events and programs.
“The Team Beverly Hills program was created to encourage leadership, celebrate community and inspire civic involvement. We hope participants take the knowledge they’ve gained and become more involved in the community,” said Larry Kohn, Team Beverly Hills Chairperson.
To obtain more details about Team Beverly Hills and to fill out an application online, visit www.beverlyhills.org/teambeverlyhills or call (310) 285-1014.