Chesterfield County values civic engagement and opportunities for residents to learn about their local government.
A tool to enhance and grow the county’s communications efforts and increase engagement, the Government Citizens Academy is a hands-on learning opportunity where citizens may provide feedback about how the county is doing.
The academies offer an opportunity for participants to learn about the programs and services offered by the county directly from department leaders, including members from the Board of Supervisors.
The fall 2020 session has been cancelled. The next academy will be offered early 2021.
For a Diverse Audience
The Government Citizens Academy is intended for a diverse audience. The Chesterfield Government Citizens Academy is for you no matter whether you are:
A curious high school student
A new business owner
A prospective homeowner looking to move into the community
A resident looking for volunteer opportunities
A resident of the community for 30 years
Application Process and Selection
Entry into the Government Citizens Academy will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited, so those unable to attend a particular session may be placed on a waiting list.