Government Citizens Academy


Chesterfield County values civic engagement and opportunities for residents to learn about their local government. 

Enhanced Communications

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 spring 2021 academy will be offered virtually on Tuesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. April 13-June 8.  Please register by Friday, April 9.

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.

For more information, email the Government Citizens Academy or call 804-796-7100. Those interested in participating in the academy must fill out a short application form. Those accepted for a particular session will be notified by email.