Curriculum & Schedule


The 2019 Class will begin Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. The class will meet the first and second Tuesdays of each month through June 4 for a total of eight meetings.

Unless otherwise noted, all classes will be held at Durham Community College, 525 College Park Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 (room 215).

Schedule of presentations

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 - County Government 101 (Kara Millonzi, UNC School of Government)
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Register of Deeds, Orange County Arts Commission, Partnership to End Homelessness, and Health
  • Tuesday, March 19 - Tour of Orange County Animal Services (1601 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill)
  • Tuesday, April 2 - Human Services (Social Services, Housing & Criminal Justice Resource Department) and DEAPR.
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Tour of Orange County Solid Waste Recycling and Convenience Center (1514 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill)
  • Tuesday, May 7 - Mock Commissioners Budget meeting
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Emergency Services presentation and tour of Passmore Senior Center (103 Meadowlands Dr, Hillsborough)
  • Tuesday, June 4 - Volunteer Opportunities (Thom Freeman, Orange County Clerk's Office) and Graduation Ceremony (Whitted Building, 300 W. Tryon Street, Hillsborough).

Meeting Time

Each meeting begins at 6 p.m. Class locations will vary as some nights will be a tour of a county facility.