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Participation in government is a privilege that all citizens share in a democracy. Almost anyone can participate in the operations of local government. Being involved in your community's local government is a form of service to others, and you can get involved in a variety of ways.
We all shape the city we live in. Get involved in city government by attending a council meeting, volunteering in parks or at the library, joining an advisory body or commission, attending City University, or joining the CERT team! These are just some of the things you can do to get involved in your city and community, and the City of New Braunfels offers a wide variety of programs and initiatives to help you.
Adopt A Spot - Rivers
Learn how you or your organization can adopt a section of river for future river clean-ups.
Adopt A Spot - Roadways
Learn how you or your organization can adopt a section of road or highway for future clean-up efforts.
Boards & Commissions
Learn more about the City's various boards and commissions and how you can get involved by volunteering to serve.
Citizens Fire Academy
Provides an in-depth look at the New Braunfels Fire Department. Includes classes on Fire Inspections, Fire Prevention, Operations, EMS, Active Shooter Training, Water Rescue, and more.
Citizens Police Academy
Provides an in-depth look at the New Braunfels Police Department. Includes classes on criminal investigations, Patrol, K-9 and drone programs, 911 dispatch center, and more.
Get a peek behind the walls of City Hall during this 11-week session that goes in depth into the inner-workings of your city government.
Community Emergency Response Team
Learn more about the NB CERT team, a non-profit organization that provides community-led emergency responses to local disasters and other emergencies.
A rapid response program that locates people who wander away from their caregivers due to brain disorders like Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Down Syndrome, and dementia.
Volunteer - Parks Foundation
Learn how to volunteer your time and talent to help out the New Braunfels Parks Foundation.
Volunteer - Friends of the Library
Learn how to volunteer your time and talent to help out the Friends of the New Braunfels Public Library.