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Inaugural Citizens Academy class recognized

Congratulations to the below-listed 29 individuals for completing Johnson County Government’s inaugural Citizens Academy program. The graduates were each presented with an individual Certificate of Recognition during this morning’s Board of County Commissioners meeting.

The Citizens Academy participants met for three hours one evening per week for eight weeks to learn about the roles, responsibilities and day-to-day operations of county government. During sessions, the group heard presentations from staff and took tours of various county departments and agencies, including Public Works, Human Services, Libraries, Developmental Supports, Park and Recreation, the Sheriff’s Office and others.

Throughout the program, the inaugural class participants demonstrated their commitment to their community by brining energy and enthusiasm to each session, as well as inquiring about volunteer opportunities and board-appointed service.

The County Manager’s Office is currently reviewing participant feedback from the pilot program to determine if there will be another Citizens Academy program in the future, and if so how it can be modified to be an even better experience for the engaged citizens who participate. View a Flickr album of photos from the Citizens Academy sessions, click here and for details about the program or to apply, visit jocogov.org/citizensacademy.

  • Adrianna Meder
  • Amanda Keller
  • Amy Miller
  • Arthur J. “Art” Donnely
  • Beverly Rice
  • Bill Jacobson
  • Carey Bickford
  • Carol Watts
  • Cathy Weaver
  • Danielle Bergeron
  • Darren Shafer
  • Daryl Reece
  • David Hill
  • Ellyce Steck
  • James Breneman
  • Lan Strickland
  • Lois Maxwell
  • Mary Estrada
  • Mary Guntert
  • Michael Copeland
  • Pamela Boyd
  • Patrick Walsh
  • Patrick Williams
  • Paula Hammer
  • Stoney Bogan
  • Tanner Banion
  • Tim Urban
  • Vicki Denk
  • William Lietzke