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.

The class is conducted on Tuesday nights from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Sessions will be held at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough and Orange County Solid Waste in Chapel Hill. The agenda includes tours of county facilities like the Orange County Animal Shelter and the 9-1-1 Communications Center as well as sessions on such services as the Board of Elections, Register of Deeds, Orange County Animal Services and Solid Waste.

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 25 participants who will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective students must be at least 16 years of age.

If you are interested in signing up for the class, please fill out the form below. If you would like more information, contact Community Relations Director Todd McGee at (919) 245-2302 or via email.

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