Midland 101


Are you ready to learn more about your city? 

The mission of Midland 101 is to familiarize citizens with the structure, function, and purpose of Midland City government, and to equip and encourage them to assume a leadership role in the community. 

Over the course of seven sessions, participants gain an in-depth look at local government operations. Classes cover the ins and outs of operating the City's air and space port, developing and revitalizing downtown, maintaining the City's water supply, public safety, and more. 

Midland 101 is ideal for anyone who would like to take a leadership role in the community and is excellent preparation for serving on a City of Midland board or commission. The program is an engaging way to meet people who are passionate about what they do and to network with other Midland101 participants who share similar interests and diverse backgrounds.

Class size is limited, and applicants are encouraged to apply promptly. Applications will be accepted until September 8, 2023.

To be eligible, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Reside within the Midland city limits
  • Be registered to vote in Midland County
  • Not currently hold or be running for elected office in any city, school district, county, state, or federal governmental body
  • Be able to make a commitment to attend meetings
  • Must attend 5 out of 7 classes in order to receive a certificate

2023-2024 Session Dates & Time:

Sessions meet from 10AM - 3PM. Lunch is provided.

Session 1: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Session 2: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Session 3: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Session 4: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Session 5: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Session 6: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Session 7: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Graduation & Recognition during City Council Meeting TBD in May 

Watch some Midland 101 testimonials from our recent participants. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAfQ4GP8uxHeQuxzrWeati43UcKw18JFD

Applying is easy:
Download and complete the application. You can return the application by mail or email:

Attn: City Manager's Office Midland 101
300 N. Loraine 
Midland, TX 79701

Email:   kdanley@midlandtexas.gov