Curriculum & Schedule


The 2020 Class will begin Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. The class will meet every other Tuesday through the first Tuesday in June 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. 18 - County Government 101
  • Tuesday, March 10 - Katie Murray, Orange County Arts Commission; Caitlin Fenhagen, Orange County Criminal Justice Resources Department; Mark Chilton, Orange County Register of Deeds; Rachel Raper, Orange County Board of Elections.
  • Tuesday, March 24 - Tour of Orange County Animal Services (1601 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill)
  • Tuesday, April 7 - Corey Root, Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness; Nancy Coston, Orange County Department of Social Services; David Stancil, Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture and Parks & Recreation; Quintana Stewart, Orange County Department of Health.
  • Tuesday, April 21 - Tour of 911 Center and Emergency Operations Center and tour of Passmore Senior Center (103 Meadowlands Dr, Hillsborough)
  • Tuesday, May 5 - Mock Commissioners Budget meeting
  • Tuesday, May 19 - Tour of Orange County Solid Waste Recycling and Convenience Center (1514 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill)
  • Tuesday, June 2 - Volunteer Opportunities (Thom Freeman, Orange County Clerk’s Office) and Graduation Ceremony (Whitted Building, 300 W. Tryon Street, Hillsborough).