Registration for 2017 Henrico Citizens Academy opens March 20

Henrico residents can experience county operations and services firsthand at the 2017 Henrico Citizens Academy, scheduled for six sessions in April and May. Registration opens Monday, March 20 at connect.henricorecandparks.com.

The free, 15-hour program will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday from April 20 to May 25. The academy is open to 35 residents age 18 or older.

In addition to registering online, residents can sign up at the Division of Recreation and Parks office in the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.

The weekly sessions, which are led by county officials and staff, are designed to give participants a comprehensive look at Henrico operations and the range of programs and services the county offers. Classes are held at a different county facility each week and typically feature a presentation and discussion, facility tours, equipment demonstrations and other activities. Topics cover community and economic development; human services; public safety; libraries; finance; recreation and parks; and schools.

Academy graduates will have opportunities to participate in future county activities and will be encouraged to stay engaged with their community.

For more information, call (804) 501-4370 or email zin01@henrico.us.