Citizen's Academy

The application period for Citizen's Academy beginning in September is now closed. Please keep an eye on this page for information on future sessions. 

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Fall 2021 Sessions (In Person sessions may take place remotely depending on COIVD-19 guidelines) 

Session 1 (Remote), September 27th: 

Introduction to County Government

Session 2 (Remote), October 4th:

County Finance

Session 3 (Remote), October 18th:

Library, Information Technology & Geographic Information Systems

Session 4 (Remote), October 25th:

Sheriff Services

Session 5 (Remote), November 1st:

Community Development Agency

Session 6 (Remote), November 8th:

Social Services & Child Support

Session 7 (In Person), November 15th:

Public Defender, District Attorney & Probation

Session 8 (Remote), November 22nd:

Behavioral Health & Public Health

Session 9 (In Person), November 29th:

Emergency Services, Airport, Purchasing & Facilities

Session 10 (In Person), December 6th:

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 year. There is no cost to participate, and a simple meal is provided at each in person session. Currently Citizen's Academy sessions take a hybrid approach with some evenings being held remotely allowing participants to participate from the comfort of their home or abroad and some sessions being in person to foster personal connection. 

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 previous Citizen's Academy sessions below: