Curriculum & Schedule


The 2023 Cohort begins Tuesday, Feb. 28. The class will meet from 6-8 p.m. every other Tuesday night and will meet nine times. Field trips will be held in-person at a location within the county. Classroom sessions will be offered virtually through Zoom. The graduation ceremony (June 20) will be held in-person prior to the Board of Commissioners meeting at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough.

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, the Orange County Main Library, the 911 Center and Seymour Senior Center. 

Schedule of presentations

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 (County Government 101 presentation from SOG) - Orange County Main Library (virtual option)
  • Tuesday, March 14 (Virtual - Presentations from Tax, Register of Deeds, Social Services & Planning)
  • Tuesday, March 28 (Tour of Orange County Emergency Services, including 911 center; presentation from Emergency Services) 
  • Tuesday, April 11 (Virtual - Presentations from Criminal Justice Resource Department, DEAPR, Health, Housing)
  • Tuesday, April 25 (Tour of Orange County Main Library, presentations from Orange County Arts Commission, Elections)
  • Tuesday, May 9 (Tour of Orange County Waste & Recycling Center, 1514 Eubanks Road; Presentation from Solid Waste)
  • Tuesday, May 23  (Strategic Plan Feedback Session, Whitted Building) 
  • Tuesday, June 6  (Tour of Orange County Animal Shelter, 1601 Eubanks Road; presentation from Animal Services; and tour of Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill)
  • Tuesday, June 20 (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)