County Government Academy

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At its Nov. 20, 2017 meeting, the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved a County Government Academy to begin in February 2018. The academy is designed to educate, inform and engage citizens about the many services and programs Orange County Government provides its residents.

Kara_320 County Government Academy tours 911 call center
Kara Millonzi of the School of Government at UNC speaks about the role and functions of county government. Members of the County Government Academy tour the Orange County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center.

The class is conducted on Tuesday nights from 6 - 7:30 or 8 p.m. Sessions will be held at the Durham County Technical College Hillsborough Campus. Some nights will feature tours of county facilities like the Orange County Animal Shelter and the 9-1-1 Communications Center.

Faculty from the School of Government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will teach classes on the roles of counties in the intergovernmental system and an interactive exercise on developing a county budget.

The class is limited to 30 participants, who will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective students must be at least 16 years of age.

2018 Spring Class no longer accepting applications

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 class beginning Feb. 20. We have reached our capacity of 30 students. All others have been placed on the waiting list and will be added to the roster if any openings occur.

The class is tentatively scheduled to be offered again in the fall of 2018. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for that class, please fill out the form below. Waiting list members will be notified before the general public and will be given priority when sign-ups for the fall class begin.

More information: Contact Community Relations Director Todd McGee at (919) 245-2302 or via email.

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