Register now for County Government 101

August 16, 2011 – Want to understand how your county government works and learn more about services that may help your family or neighbors? County Government 101 will answer all your questions about how decisions are made and the impact of county programs and services in the community through a free eight-week course which begins September 29.

County Government 101 is an eight-week course that educates residents about how local government functions and the many programs and services available to Cabarrus County residents. Class participants will take part in activities such as a simulated “balanced budget” exercise, planning a neighborhood and behind-the-scenes tours of several county facilities while learning about property tax valuation, sustainability, public safety, transportation, human services, county history and other topics. The course helps develop community leaders by providing knowledge and encouraging civic engagement.

County Government 101 is open to any person 16 years of age or older, who is a resident of Cabarrus County. Neighborhood association representatives and civic clubs members are encouraged to take part in this course.

The class will meet Thursdays from September 29 through November 10 from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church Street South, Concord.

The class is free but registration is required. A light meal will be served at each session.

To register for County Government 101, log on to www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner and click the “County Government” folder. Participants who attend at least six sessions will receive a certificate of participation and will be eligible for prize drawings. For more information, contact Aimee Hawkins at 704-920-2336.