The application period for Citizen's Academy beginning in September is now open.
The application period for Fall 2021 Citizen's Academy applications closes August 15th.
Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2021 Sessions
Session 1 (In Person), September 27th:
Introduction to County Government
Session 2 (Remote), October 4th:
Session 3 (In Person), October 18th:
Library, Information Technology & Geographic Information Systems
Session 4 (Remote), October 25th:
Session 5 (Remote), November 1st:
Community Development Agency
Session 6 (Remote), November 8th:
Social Services & Child Support
Session 7 (In Person), November 15th:
Public Defender, District Attorney & Probation
Session 8 (Remote), November 22nd:
Behavioral Health & Public Health
Session 9 (In Person), November 29th:
Emergency Services, Airport, Purchasing & Facilities
Session 10 (In Person), December 6th:
Board of Supervisors & Graduation
For more information on Citizen's Academy, take a look at the Citizen's Academy Brochure (PDF).
Nevada County offers a Citizen’s Academy, which aims to acquaint the community with the various functions and services of County government. Citizen’s Academy is a ten week class, covering topics from Information Technology to Public Safety, that provides its participants with insight on local Government operations and the diverse services that help support a healthy, safe and vibrant community.
The class takes place on consecutive Monday evenings (excluding holidays) each Spring and Fall. There is no cost to participate, and a simple meal is provided at each in person session. This Citizen's Academy sessions will take a hybrid approach with some evenings being held remotely allowing participants to participate from the comfort of their home or abroad and some sessions being in person to foster personal connection.
Sign-up for our Citizen's Academy Outreach mailing list to receive information on upcoming Citizen's Academies by emailing the County Executive Office or call 530-265-7040.
You can find information and content from previous Citizen's Academy sessions below:
- Session 1: Introduction to County Government (PDF)
- Session 2: County Finance (PDF)
- Session 3: Information and General Services and Emergency Services (PDF)
- Session 4: Community Development Agency (PDF)
- Session 5: Public Safety (PDF)
- Session 6: Geographic Information Services and Library (PDF)
- Session 7: Behavioral Health and Public Health (PDF)
- Session 8: Health and Human Services (PDF)
- Session 9: Probation, Public Defender, and District Attorney (PDF)
- Session 10: Board of Supervisors (PDF)