Seven-week course to provide inside look at county government operations
News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office
Leonardtown, MD – If you’ve ever wondered how or why a county department does what it does you can gain knowledge of the inner workings of local government at the 2019 St. Mary’s County Government Citizens Academy.
The academy, which will meet on seven Tuesday evenings, between September 10 and October 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at various county owned locations. It is open to St. Mary’s County residents, 18 years of age and older and limited to 25 applicants. The purpose of the academy is to provide an overview of County programs and services. Participants will gain a better understanding of County government operations and will receive a certificate upon completion.
At the first session participants will receive an overview of County Administration. Subsequent sessions will focus on the departments of Aging and Human Services, Economic Development, Land Use and Growth Management, Recreation and Parks, Public Works and Transportation and Emergency Services.
“The Citizens Academy allows our citizens to become more engaged with county government and vice versa,” says County Administrator Dr. Rebecca Bridgett. “The Academy’s responsibility is to educate and inform citizens about County Government programs and services.”
Citizens interested in learning more about the academy, or taking part, can go to https://www.stmarysmd.com/pio/citizensacademy/ to download a brochure and/or application, including instructions on how and where to return the application link located at bottom of page). Deadline to apply is August 23, 2019.
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