Sugar Land 101

Applications for the 2020 SL 101 Class have closed. 

Sugar Land 101 allows residents to familiarize themselves with the structure, function, and purpose of city government. 

2020 Class

Sugar Land is again offering residents a great opportunity to learn, serve and lead the city. The 10 week 2020 Spring program will begin in January 2020 and provides an in-depth look at how our city runs.

Sugar Land 101, a course first introduced in spring 2004, allows citizens to familiarize themselves with the structure, function and purpose of city government. It better equips and encourages residents to assume leadership roles within the community. The curriculum includes presentations by city department heads and field trips to several sites such as the municipal airport, fire and police departments, water treatment plant, traffic operations. Members of the class also hold a Mock City Council meeting.

Class Information

Note: changes in class schedule

Classes begin on January 23, 2020, and end on April 2, 2020. Off March 12 for spring break.

Class runs Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. with dinner provided 5:30-6:00 p.m.; including one city tour on Saturday, Feb. 22 and graduation on Tuesday, April 21.

Contact Us

  1. 2700 Town Center Blvd. N.
    Sugar Land, TX 77479
    Ph: 281-275-2329 | Fx: 281-275-2721


Enrollment is limited and diversity is sought in class makeup. Applications for the Spring 2020 class will be available in November 5, 2019 and will be due December 5, 2019. Notifications will be sent in late December. Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. with one Saturday tour.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Currently reside within Sugar Land city limits 
  • Resident of Sugar Land at least one year and at least 21 years of age
  • Not currently holding or running for elected office in any city, school district, utility district, county, state or federal election
  • Willing to commit to attendance of all sessions and tours

How To Apply

To apply, please visit Once on the Serve Sugar Land Volunteer website-

If you are an existing Serve Sugar Land volunteer, please log into your account and click on "Application Forms" located in the upper banner of the page and select the Sugar Land 101 Application from the choices. This will autofill all of your current information on file. Please update with any changes and complete the new questions.

If you are a new volunteer, please click onto the "Get Started" link and start the volunteer process. Please select the Sugar Land 101 Application and complete it.