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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Chesterfield Reopens Government Citizens Academy Virtually

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Citizen Information and Resources

March 22, 2021

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – Chesterfield County is now accepting applications online for the spring 2021 session of the Government Citizens Academy, which is being offered virtually to abide by public health guidelines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Applications may be submitted at and are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9.

The academy’s nine meetings will occur virtually on Tuesday evenings, April 13 to June 8, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Government Citizens Academy offers residents a first-hand opportunity to learn about the operations of Chesterfield County Government. It is intended for a diverse audience, from curious high school students, business owners, new or longtime Chesterfield residents and more. The academy, which is free, allows participants to meet local government leaders while providing feedback about county services and programs. 

Hosted by the county’s Department of Citizen Information and Resources (CIR), the planned spring 2020 and fall 2020 sessions of the Government Citizens Academy were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are excited to announce the safe return of our Government Citizens Academy, which provides residents a comprehensive look at how Chesterfield County Government works,” said Kelly Booth, CIR’s community engagement coordinator. “Not only is this academy a fun and important educational opportunity for participants, but it also allows us to hear residents’ feedback on how we can continue to grow our public services.”

For more information, visit or contact program administrators by email at or phone at 804-796-7100. Class size is limited, and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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