The 2022 Cohort is tentatively scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 22. The class will meet from 6-8 p.m. each night. Field trips will be held in-person at the location within the county. The classroom sessions (Feb. 22, March 8, April 12 and May 10) will be offered virtually through Zoom. The graduation ceremony (June 7) will be held in-person prior to the Board of Commissioners meeting).
The first session is an overview of county government. Succeeding sessions will include 3-4 presentations on various county departments (virtual) or field trips to either Orange County Animal Services, the Orange County Landfill or the 911 Center and Passmore Senior Center.
Schedule of presentations
Tuesday, Feb. 22 (VIRTUAL: County Government 101 presentation from SOG)
Tuesday, March 8 (VIRTUAL: Departmental presentations – Department of Social Services, Economic Development, Tax, Planning)
Tuesday, March 22 (Field trip - 911/Passmore)
Tuesday, April 12 (VIRTUAL: Departmental presentations – Health, Elections, Housing, Register of Deeds)
Tuesday, April 26 (Field trip – Orange County Animal Services)
Tuesday, May 10 (VIRTUAL: Departmental presentations – Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation , Arts Commission, Transportation, Criminal Justice Resource Department)
Tuesday, May 24 (Field trip – Orange County Landfill/Solid Waste)
Tuesday, June 7 (Graduation ceremony held before BOCC meeting with class recognized at beginning of meeting and presentation from Clerk's office re: volunteer opportunities for Boards and Commissions)