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Calvert County Citizens Academy

Local government touches the lives of all residents.

From public safety, recreation programs and road maintenance to water service, senior programs, building codes and more,
county government performs a vital role in the well-being of our community.

Now residents can get an in-depth look at how county government works through the Calvert County Government Citizens Academy.
This free program features site visits and discussions with county staff that will give a unique insight into the daily work
that goes into local government.

The nine-week academy includes weekly three-hour sessions Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.
It is open to county residents 18 years of age and older. Participants will be selected through an application process.

The 2018 Citizens Academy class is now full. Thank you for your interest.

2018 Calvert County Citizens Academy Schedule

 January 11, 2018
County Overview
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons

Survey the County Administrator’s Office and explore the duties of the Deputy County Administrator and the County Attorney. Learn about volunteer opportunities on local advisory boards and commissions.

January 18, 2018
Parks & Recreation
and Economic Development

Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center,
Prince Frederick

Get an overview of county recreational sites, nature parks, sports programs, aquatics and more through Parks & Recreation. With Economic Development, review county business development, business support services, agriculture and tourism.

January 25, 2018
Human Resources
and Community Resources

Calvert Pines Senior Center,
Prince Frederick

Learn about recruitment, risk management, employee benefits and training and development. Get an overview of the Office on Aging, Public Transportation, Calvert County Family Network and Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse.

 February 1, 2018
Finance & Budget
and General Services

Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach

Learn about accounting practices, the county budget, the Capital Improvement Program and procurement. Review Buildings & Grounds, capital projects and the mosquito control program.

 February 8, 2018
Communications and Media Relations
and Technology Services
Harriet E. Brown Community Center,
Prince Frederick

Review the county's integrated marketing and communications program, explore key areas of the Calvert County Government website and learn about technology supporting local government.

 February 15, 2018
Planning & Zoning
Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown

Develop an understanding of zoning, permitting and citizen relations, the Board of Appeals, environmental programs, long-range planning, planning/development review and the Division of Inspections and Permits.

February 22, 2018
Public Safety
Emergency Operations Center,
Circuit Courthouse,
Prince Frederick

Learn about the False Alarm Reduction Unit, the Control Center (911), Emergency Management, Hazmat Response Team and the county’s volunteer fire-rescue-EMS service.

 March 1, 2018
Public Works
Highway Maintenance Building,
335 Stafford Road, Barstow

Explore Engineering, Project Management, Water & Sewer, Solid Waste & Recycling, Highway Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance.

March 8, 2018
Sheriff's Office
and Detention Center

Calvert County Detention Center, Barstow

Learn about Sheriff’s Office operations and tour the Calvert County Detention Center.

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