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Registration now open for spring Government 101 series

Cabarrus County Government 101 is a one-day session on one area of focus. Residents can sign up for the sessions that fit their interest and schedule, individually.

The County Government 101 series is open to any Cabarrus County resident, ages 18 and older. If you participated in a previous County Government 101 course you may also participate in the newly revised course; it is not the same information.

We encourage local businesses, community organizations, neighborhood leaders and residents with an interest in learning about the area of focus to register. It's a free and fun way to engage in the work of local government.

Class size is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required and lunch is provided.

Please take a moment to review the course listings. You can follow the links below to register online. Feel free to reach out with questions or comments.

April 4 – Serving the Underserved

Cabarrus is developing a strategic initiative to transform families from poverty to prosperity. Learn how the Cabarrus Department of Human Services is collaborating with the community to develop a four-pronged approach to human services delivery.  

REGISTER for Serving the Underserved


May 22 – The Recycling Crunch

Our landfill is pressing against space limitations and the recycling industry is undergoing major changes. Learn how this impacts our habits and tax dollars, and explore how technology can help you become a better steward of the environment.  Learn more about the rapidly-changing world of recycling and solid waste and important decisions County and municipal leaders face in the coming years. Participate in activities designed to get your feedback, and receive tools and resources they can use to actively engage their communities in waste reduction.

REGISTER for The Recycling Crunch 


June 14 – FY 20 Budget Breakdown

Ever wonder what happens to your property taxes? Why does (or doesn’t) the County fund certain programs? How much of the County’s budget actually goes toward building and maintaining schools?

Become part of the budget conversation as the County’s budget office breaks down the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 general fund budget. This day guides you through the County’s fiscal plan for the coming year. Expect to get answers your budget questions and the opportunity to provide valuable feedback on the County’s actual proposed budget. Find your seat at the table, because this unprecedented event takes place BEFORE the Board of Commissioners votes on the budget. This is your chance—become informed, become engaged.

REGISTER for FY20 Budget Breakdown

In accordance with ADA regulations, anyone in need of an accommodation to participate in the meeting should notify the ADA Coordinator at 704-920-2100 at least 48 hours prior to the program.

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