Henrico Citizens Academy
The Henrico Citizens Academy is designed to give residents a comprehensive look at county operations and services. From plowing county roads after a winter storm and running a youth sports league to preparing an annual budget, providing emergency rescue services, and recruiting a Fortune 1000 company, academy participants will learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes for Henrico County to remain a premier place to live, work, and play.
The Henrico Citizens Academy is a free, six-week program held on consecutive Thursdays in the spring from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to meet members of the Board of Supervisors, the County Manager, deputy county managers, and directors of several county departments and agencies.
Each class will be held at a different county facility, and will feature presentations, discussions, facility tours, and hands-on equipment demonstrations. The academy is open to 35 participants who are age 18 or older, have transportation to each class, and can attend five of the six classes.
Become a Henrico Citizens Academy graduate and further help your community. Become a more engaged citizen and boost your awareness of how your local government operates.
After completing the Henrico Citizens Academy, alumni can continue as an ambassador for the Henrico community by participating in the Police Citizens Academy (http://henrico.us/services/citizenssenior-and-youth-police-academies/), Fire Citizens Academy (http://henrico.us/services/citizens-fire-academy/), Sheriff’s Office Citizen Re-Entry Academy (call 804-501-4956), or by becoming a Henrico County volunteer (http://henrico.us/services/volunteer/).
How to Receive this Service
Registration for the 2017 spring Henrico Citizens Academy will be open Monday, March 20, 2017, through Friday, March 31, 2017. To enroll in the Henrico Citizens Academy, complete online registration at https://apm.activecommunities.com/henricorecandparks#. Residents can also register in person, from Monday, March 20, 2017, through March 31, 2017, at the Division of Recreation and Parks’ office in the Human Services Building at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.