Applications are being accepted through Sept. 28 for COSA University, the City of San Angelo’s citizens academy.

COSA U (as in City of San Angelo University) is an eight-month program from October through May that seeks to inform and illuminate citizens on how and why their city government works as it does. Among the topics to be explored are water, streets, garbage collection, community development, public safety, parks and recreation, and opportunities to serve.

The class will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for up to two hours in varying City facilities. There is no cost to participate. The only requirements are that participants be at least 18 years old, live inside the city limits and fill out this short application.

Approximately 50 citizens have graduated from COSA University since its inception in 2013.

“We’ve been mightily impressed by the level of interest and engagement in our participants,” Public Information Officer Anthony Wilson said. “COSA U has accomplished what we were hoping it would. It has engaged citizens in their municipal government. That enables them to help us explain to their families, friends, neighbors and co-workers how and why City government operates as it does. It has also exposed the participants to the opportunity to volunteer their service on our 19 boards and commissions.”

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at or 325-481-2727.


Class of 2015-16

Mark Bethune                                               Dudra Butler
Laura Beth Calvert                                       Lenny Christo
Trudy Darling                                               Clint Dooley
Paula Dowler                                               Janice Fitzgerald
Chris Fouche                                               Vicki Garrido
Rob Harris                                                   Steven Hansen
James Johnson                                           Chuck Kirking
Robert Miller                                                Norma Ornelas
Mary Palos                                                  Paul Pillsbury
Jeff Joe Pucciarello II                                  Reid Pfluger
John Rodriguez                                           Roberta Rottman
Janet Smith                                                 Tonya Starkey
Brenda Stewart                                           Casey Waits
Larry Walker                                               Christina Wilson