Citizen Data Academy


The City-Parish Citizen Data Academy is a free, citizen-focused education and training series Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome launched in 2020. The series connects City-Parish technology and innovation subject-matter experts with Baton Rouge residents, helping participants understand and unlock the full power of City-Parish data — how to find it, what it includes, and how to use it to understand trends and improve quality of life in our community.

Citizen Data Academy: On-Demand

In 2021, Mayor Broome announced the launch of an on-demand video series designed to take this same information and distill it into short, convenient YouTube video segments that residents can use to navigate the City-Parish’s vast data and GIS resources — regardless of their technical expertise. 

For more information, click here or visit the City-Parish’s YouTube channel here.


The inaugural Citizen Data Academy was held October–November 2020 and featured three sessions focused on beginner, intermediate, and expert topics. 

To view recorded webinars and presentation materials from the 2020 Citizen Data Academy, click here.