LaGrange 101


The City of LaGrange is now accepting applications for the 2019 LaGrange 101 Class.

This is a free 6-week citizen education class that offers community members an opportunity to experience an inside look at the City of LaGrange government and helps to develop informed and involved citizens.

LaGrange 101 Session

LaGrange 101 meets Monday evenings 5:30-8:00 p.m. All classes are held in the 3rd floor large conference room at City Hall, 200 Ridley Avenue in LaGrange. *Optional Dinner will be served every class 5:30-6 p.m. The classes will be held on the following nights:

  • Monday, October 7th, 2019
  • Monday, October 14th, 2019
  • Monday, October 21st, 2019
  • Monday, October 28th, 2019
  • Monday, November 4th, 2019
  • Monday, November 11th, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 (GRADUATION)

Each week participants will learn about two departments of local government. Graduation from the class will take place at the LaGrange City Council meeting Tuesday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Before the class begins each applicant is asked to submit three topics they would like addressed about the City of LaGrange. The presenters each week will incorporate submitted topics into their presentations. Applications are due Friday, August 30th. Applicants will be notified by Friday, September 6th if you will be a part of the 2019 LaGrange 101 Class. There are only 15 seats available each year.

Please fill out application below and return to Katie Mercer Van Schoor at City Hall, 3rd floor, 200 Ridley Avenue, or email by Friday, August 30th.


Below is the schedule:

  • Monday, October 7th, 5:30-8:00 p.m. – Intro to City of LaGrange Government
  • Monday, October 14th, 5:30-8:00 p.m. – Police Chief Dekmar/Fire Chief Brant
  • Monday, October 21st, 5:30-8:00 p.m. – Community Development/City Projects
  • Monday, October 28th, 5:30-8:00 p.m. – Public Services/The Thread
  • Monday, November 4th, 5:30-8:00 p.m. – City Utilities/IT
  • Saturday, November 9th, 9 a.m.-NOON – Optional City Building Tour
  • Monday, November 11th, 5:30-8:00 p.m. – Development Authority/Marketing
  • Tuesday, November 12th, 5:30 p.m. - Graduation from LaGrange 101 at regular LaGrange City Council meeting