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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Applications being accepted for Spartanburg Co. Citizens' Academy


Applications for the Fall 2023 Spartanburg County Citizens' Academy are now being accepted.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2023.

Spartanburg County’s Citizens’ Academy is a learning forum intended to provide participants with insight on how county government works, open lines of communication between citizens and county staff, provide information on how citizens can easily utilize county government service, and provide a realistic understanding of county government operations.

Each week focuses on a different area of county government such as Planning and Land
Use, Public Infrastructure, Public Safety and the Judicial System, and Operating Local Government. One week focuses on Quality of Life and includes other area funding organizations. Several classes involve tours of facilities and operations.

Applications can be picked up at the Spartanburg County Community DevelopmentDepartment (9039 Fairforest Road) or the Spartanburg County Administration Building (366 North Church Street, Suite 1000).

Weekly sessions will occur on Tuesdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., between September 19th and November 20th.

Graduation will be held on Monday, November 20th, during County Council's monthly meeting.

In order to be qualified for the class you must be at least 18 years old, a Spartanburg County resident, and willing to commit to one night a week for eight weeks.

For more information about the program, please call (864) 595-5300.

Click here for an application.

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