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July 5, 2017 – Apply for our 2017 Citizen’s Academy to learn about County services through “field trips” to our different County buildings and facilities, and presentations from County staff. From the County Executive Office to the Sheriff (and everything in-between), you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from key players in your local County government.

Citizen’s Academy will provide community members with a complete knowledge base of County departments, their functions, objectives, and day-to-day tasks. Participants will learn government relations, such as, how Public Health, Social Services, Behavioral Health, Child Support, Probation, and Public Defender work together to provide critical safety net services to those most in need.

Participants will also get the opportunity to tour off-site County departments including the Airport, Brighton Greens, Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, and Probation. In addition to becoming familiar with all County locations, the selected applicants get to see some of the services our County departments provide firsthand through activities like participating in a County finance game or learning how properties are assessed and taxed. Citizen’s Academy will foster a person’s knowledge and understanding of the County departments and operations that serve our vibrant community.

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Program details:

  • 10 weekly sessions
  • Monday evenings, 5:00pm to 7:30pm (dinner provided)
  • September 11th – November 20th

How to apply:

Fill out an application online or print an application and email to ceo@co.nevada.ca.us or bring it into our office at 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, Suite 220. Be sure to apply by July 14th!