What is the Citizens’ Academy?
It is important that we, as county government, take advantage of every opportunity to educate our citizens on how their tax dollars are being spent. The Citizens’ Academy is a free interactive program designed to familiarize the general public with the roles, services, and operations that comprise Camden County Government. The program focuses on educating residents, business owners, and interested persons who work in Camden County on how daily County Government operations contribute to building a better community.
Standards for Admissions
- Applicants must make a commitment to attend all sessions.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Participants must be a resident of Camden County, a business owner in Camden County, or employed full-time in Camden County.
- The Citizens’ Academy is a learning and informational program. Acceptable conduct standards will be maintained by participants to assure each session is a positive experience.
Citizens’ Academy - Next Class Begins May 5, 2022
The Camden County Citizens’ Academy, established in 2009, is an interactive program designed to familiarize the general public with the roles, services, and operations that comprise Camden County Government. The program focuses on educating residents, business owners, and interested persons who work in Camden County on the contributions of daily County Government operations towards building a better community. A variety of Camden County staff and elected officials will lead each session.
The Citizens’ Academy consists of ten (10) sessions over nine (9) weeks. Sessions are held on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m., with an additional Tuesday night class to attend a Board of Commissioners meeting. Class sessions are held in varying venues across the county and will include several tours of government facilities.
For the 2022 Citizens' Academy, classes begin on Thursday, May 5, 2022, and conclude on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
How To Apply
Complete the application for the Camden County Citizens’ Academy online.
For additional information regarding the Citizens’ Academy program offered by the Board of County Commissioners, please contact the Citizens’ Academy by email or by phone at 912-510-5703.