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2014 Santa Clara County Government 101 ACADEMY To Commence

10-Week Program Helps Residents Learn About County Programs and Services
The Santa Clara County Government 101 ACADEMY is a 10-week program to provide Santa Clara County residents a comprehensive overview of County government, its role and responsibilities, as well as the programs and services offered by the County.  The 40 residents who will make up the Spring 2014 Academy will attend the first session on February 11.
Supervisor Mike Wasserman, President, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Jeffrey V. Smith, County Executive, County of Santa Clara
Gary Graves, Chief Operating Officer, County of Santa Clara
Leslie Crowell, Deputy County Executive, County of Santa Clara
40 New Academy Participants
6:00 P.M., February 11, 2014
Board Chambers, County Government Center, 1st Floor, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose
The County Board of Supervisors created the Santa Clara County Government 101 ACADEMY in 2011 to raise public awareness of County roles and services, promote engagement and understanding of the County, encourage participation in advisory commissions and volunteer opportunities, and contribute to creating a more informed public. Participants meet top County Officials, learn about programs and tour County facilities.
A total of 10 sessions will be held in 10 consecutive weeks. Each session is held at a different facility. Most sessions will occur on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.  One half-day session will take place on Saturday, April 5.  A graduation ceremony will be held on April 29 during the Board of Supervisors meeting.
For more information about the program, go to
Media Contact:  Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119       
Posted: February 10, 2014