Government Citizens Academy

Chesterfield County values civic engagement and opportunities for residents to learn about their local government. Through interactive sessions and optional tours of facilities, residents will get a comprehensive look at how and why programs and services are provided.

A New Tool

A new 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.

Spring & Fall Sessions

Held twice a year, the Government Citizens Academy convenes in the spring and fall. Twenty-five to thirty people will be able to participate in each academy, which is free and open to the public. The academy held in the spring will hold sessions in the early evening and the fall academy’s sessions will be during the work day. Each academy will last about nine weeks.

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 & Selection

Entry into the academy will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in participating in the academy must fill out a short application form.