Citizen's Academy

Spring 2020 Citizen's Academy applications closed February 14th. 

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Be alerted when applications for our next Fall 2020 Citizen's Academy open. Email us at to be put on our Citizen's Academy Outreach mailing list. 

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Spring 2020 Sessions

Session 1, March 23rd: 

Introduction to County Government

Session 2, March 30th:

County Finance

Session 3, April 13th:

Library, Information Technology & Geographic Information Systems

Session 4, April 20th:

Sheriff Services

Session 5, April 27th:

Community Development Agency

Session 6, May 4th:

Behavioral Health & Public Health

Session 7, May 11th:

Social Services & Child Support

Session 8, May 18th:

Public Defender, District Attorney & Probation

Session 9, June 1st:

Emergency Services, Airport, Purchasing & Facilities

Session 10, June 8th:

Board of Supervisors & Graduation


For more information on Citizen's Academy, take a look at the Citizen's Academy Brochure (PDF).


Nevada County offers a Citizen’s Academy, which aims to acquaint the community with the various functions and services of County government. Citizen’s Academy is a ten week class, covering topics from Information Technology to Public Safety, that provides its participants with insight on local Government operations and the diverse services that help support a healthy, safe and vibrant community.

Class Details

The class takes place on consecutive Monday evenings (excluding holidays) each spring and fall. There is no cost to participate, and a simple meal is provided at each session.

Sign-up for our Citizen's Academy Outreach mailing list to receive information on upcoming Citizen's Academies by emailing the County Executive Office or call 530-265-7040.

Previous Sessions

You can find information and content from the Fall 2016 Citizen's Academy below: