On November 15, 2011, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors authorized the creation of a new program for Santa Clara County residents – SCC GOV 101 ACADEMY. The 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
The County is now accepting applications to fill the 35 seats available in the SCC GOV 101 ACADEMY. The goal is to achieve a distribution of participants from each of the five Supervisorial Districts.
The SCC GOV 101 Academy will meet for 10 weeks. All but two of the sessions will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday evenings, beginning on February 28. One session will take place on a Saturday morning (April 14); and the graduation ceremony is tentatively scheduled in conjunction with the May 1st Board meeting, at 11:30 a.m., in the Board Chambers.
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More information is available under Questions and Answers. To preview topics that will be covered during the 10 weeks, see Course Schedule. If you would like to be considered for SCC GOV 101 ACADEMY, download and complete the application and forward it with the $30 materials fee, as instructed. If you are not selected, your check for the fee will be returned.