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2014 SCC GOV 101 ACADEMY Underway

The 10-week program provides a comprehensive overview of County government, its role and responsibilities, as well as the program and services offered by the County. 

The 2014 academy held its first session on February 11. Most sessions occur on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  One half-day session takes place on a Saturday.  A graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the academy during a Board of Supervisors meeting. 


2014 SCC GOV 101 Academy Snapshots:

Week One: Know Your County Tour of Vector Control Lab

Week Two: All About Taxes

Week Three: Keeping the Community Safe

Week Four: Justice at Work

Week Five: Supporting the Community

Week Six: Protecting the Environment and Consumers

Week Seven: Healthy Communities

Week Eight: 24/7 Community Service

Week Nine: Enhancing Community Life

Week Ten: Get Involved

Academy Graduation






SCC GOV 101 Academy - Spring 2014 Class


In November 2011, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors authorized the creation of the new program for Santa Clara County residents with the purpose 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.







Each year, beginning with the inaugural sessions in Spring 2012, the County accepts applications to fill the 35 seats available. The 35 seats are distributed across the county; seven are available in each of the five Supervisorial Districts.   There is a $30 materials fee, which can be waived in cases of financial hardship. For more information or to obtain an application, contact the Office of Public Affairs at​ or call 408-299-5151.