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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Registration Open for Chesterfield's Spring 2023 Government Citizens Academy

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Dec. 12, 2022


Have you ever wanted to learn more about your local government? Would you enjoy meeting directly with staff in various departments, as well as county administration and members of the Board of Supervisors, asking questions and providing feedback?

 

If so, you should consider signing up for Chesterfield’s Government Citizens Academy (GCA).

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity,” said a participant in the fall 2022 academy. “I wish I had known about this earlier as a citizen of Chesterfield County. It has given me a newfound appreciation for the county, its programs, services and fantastic employees!”

 

Registration is open through Feb. 15 for the spring 2023 academy, which will include nine sessions offered at various locations across the county on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

The program kicks off March 16 and runs through May 18 (there is no session scheduled for April 13).

 

GCA slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited, so those unable to attend all nine sessions may be placed on a waiting list.

 

Launched in 2017, GCA enables Chesterfield residents to become better informed about the local government’s organization and operations through interactive sessions and tours of public facilities. Participants also receive a comprehensive look at the “how” and the “why” of locally administered programs and services.


GCA is intended for a diverse audience, so it's for you regardless of whether you are a curious high school student, a new business owner, a Chesterfield native or prospective resident, somebody looking for volunteer opportunities, or any other member of the Chesterfield community.

“The content was relevant, useful, informative, and engaging,” said another fall 2022 GCA participant. “It was nice being able to put faces to names. It was also nice to see how approachable the presenters were.”   

Anyone interested in participating in GCA must fill out and submit an application. Those accepted for a particular session will be notified by email.

For more information, email the Government Citizens Academy at gca@chesterfield.gov or call 804-796-7141.

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