Participants, from millennials to baby boomers, shared reasons they signed up for the city’s third biennial Citizen Academy. Jennifer Gould, 43, has lived in Cody her entire life. Employed at a local call center and restaurant-bar, she applied for the academy wanting to learn more about local government and thinking she may one day run for some type of office. Alison Winkler, who works for Cody Lodging Company, said the academy caught her attention when it was established four years ago. “Learning more about the community I grew up in has always been of interest to me as I hope to assist with the community for years to come,” said the 24-year-old Cody High School and University of Wyoming alumna. Cody native Katie Johnson, who earned a master’s degree from UW in 2018, was curious about city operations. “Having always lived outside of the city limits, I was interested in learning more about the overall functioning of the city as well as the interconnections and organization of city departments,” she said. Traci Hodgins attended Cody Schools grades K-12 before leaving the area. An aviation planner for T-O Engineers, she returned to Cody nearly six years ago. Hodgins had already d...