STAFFORD, Va. – Stafford County invites individuals interested in learning more about how their local government operates to attend the August session of the Citizens Academy. The academy is held a twice each year. It consists of a series of classes taught by County employees designed to familiarize them with the services provided by the Stafford County Government.

The academy will run once a week in August on Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m., August 9-30, 2012. The program focuses on educating residents, business owners and interested individuals who work in Stafford on how the operations of their daily county government contribute to building a better community. Topics will include an introduction to local government, as well as information on various departments and programs, the budget, and history and tourism. Students will also get a tour of the County’s public safety building.

Classes are free and will be held in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

Space is limited and students are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The minimum age to participate is 16. To register, please contact Jeff Shover, Citizens Assistance and Volunteer Services Manager, at (540) 658-4516.

-Press release