A five-course tutorial in city government begins this week in Osage Beach. The 2019 Citizens Academy is a chance for people that are interested to learn more about the way the city government functions. The opening course Tuesday night will focus on an overview of the government, including the budget and city finances. Other courses will cover community development, emergency operations, public works and airports, and economic development. Participants will also get to tour city facilities including city hall, the police department, and city parks. The course will conclude with a graduation ceremony at the Board of Aldermen meeting March 7th.