County Government Academy to teach residents about their county

ORANGE COUNTY (Dec. 8, 2017) -- Orange County will offer residents a chance to learn about the many services and programs provided by their county government at the County Government Academy, an eight-session course that begins Feb. 20, 2018.

The class will meet twice a month on Tuesday nights from 6 - 8 p.m. Sessions will be split between Hillsborough and Chapel Hill.

The curriculum includes tours of county facilities like the Orange County Animal Shelter and the 9-1-1 Communications Center as well as sessions on such services as the Board of Elections, Register of Deeds, Emergency Services and Solid Waste.

Instructors will include faculty from the School of Government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, who will teach classes on the roles of counties in the intergovernmental system and an interactive exercise on developing a county budget. County staff will lead most of the sessions.

The class is free and is limited to 25 participants who will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective students must be at least 16 years of age.

 

For more information, contact Community Relations Director Todd McGee at (919) 245-2302 or via email.