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Campbell County Fiscal Court to hold spring session for Citizens’ Academy; applications being accepted

The Campbell County Fiscal Court will continue its popular Citizens’ Academy by holding a spring session. The program is designed to improve civic education and increase citizen engagement in the workings of the general county government.

The inaugural session, which wrapped up in November, was positively received and well attended. After completing the fall program, participant Jim Schroer said, “The academy presented fabulous insights into the departments and people that make Campbell County exceptionally well-run and fiscally fit. The county’s future is in good hands.”

As an eight-week educational program, the county will select about 30 participants to meet each Monday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. between Feb. 26 and April 16. Through presentations on a wide variety of subjects given by local elected officials and county and other staff, participants will receive firsthand knowledge of how county tax dollars are put to work to fund the basic services of the general government.

“I am glad we can offer a spring session of the Campbell County Citizens’ Academy,” said County Judge/Executive Steve Pendery. “Our goal for this program is to share information about the county’s structure and services with more people. My hope is that more citizens will become interested and more engaged in the important public work that we do.”

Specific sessions will cover topics ranging from: how the county budget is formed and adopted; how public safety, including emergency management and 911 dispatch, are managed; how road repairs are prioritized; and how land use and zoning decisions impact new growth and development.

Campbell County Fiscal Court is encouraging residents and business owners to apply.

Interested individuals must submit an application by Feb. 15 to be considered. More information and the application document can be found at http://campbellcountyky.org.

From Campbell County Fiscal Court

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