Government Citizens Academy

Learn About Local Government

The Government Citizens Academy (GCA) allows Chesterfield residents to learn about their local government through interactive sessions and optional tours of facilities. Participants receive a comprehensive look at the how and the why of local government programs. GCA sessions offer an opportunity for participants to learn directly from department leaders, including members from the Board of Supervisors, as well as offer feedback. 

GCA is intended for a diverse audience, so it's for you, regardless of if 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, or any other member of the Chesterfield community. View a video about previous participants' experiences.

For more information, email the Government Citizens Academy or call 804-796-7141.

Upcoming GCA Sessions

The fall 2023 session will be held on Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 6-Nov. 8, at various locations through out the county.

Application Process and Selection

Registration is open. If you are interested in participating in the academy, complete the application form. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. Those accepted for a particular session will be notified by email.