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Santa Clara County 101 AcademyThe purpose of SCC GOV 101 ACADEMY is to:

  • Raise public awareness of County roles and services
  • Promote engagement and understanding of the County
  • Encourage participation in advisory boards and commissions and volunteer opportunities, and
  • Contribute to creating a more informed public

Poet LaureateThe honorary post of Santa Clara County Poet Laureate was created by the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on November 18, 2008. The County works in partnership with Arts Council Silicon Valley to select a nominee every two years for Board appointment.

Sister County CommissionsThe County of Santa Clara encourages the creation of Sister-County affiliations to promote friendship and understanding and to build bridges with countries of origin for various ethnic populations residing in the County. Such relationships enhance the region's international profile; encourage mutual understanding; and foster cultural, educational, technological and business exchanges between people of Santa Clara County and the people of our Sister communities