Shelby County Citizens' University Teaches Residents About Local Government

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Ever wondered how to bring an issue before the Shelby County Commission? Or what the county has planned in case of an earthquake? Or what public services are offered by the county health department?

Students from the inaugural Spring 2011 citizens university tour a Shelby County Fire Department hazardous materials truck.
  • Students from the inaugural Spring 2011 citizens' university tour a Shelby County Fire Department hazardous materials truck.

All of those items and more will be on the curriculum for the Shelby County Citizens' University, an 11-week course offering a look into the role of each branch of county government. The class begins on August 16th and runs through October 25th. The Shelby County Mayor's Office is currently accepting applications for the course. Students must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Shelby County.

“We want to give citizens the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look at Shelby County government and how their tax dollars are spent,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell.

Shelby County government presentations include:

Shelby County Mayor’s Office
Chief Administrative Office
Shelby County Commission
Administration and Finance
Community Services
Shelby County Corrections Center
Health Department
Planning and Development
Public Works
County Attorney
Public Defender
Public Affairs
Office of Preparedness
Shelby County Election Commission
Other elected offices

To submit an application, go here.

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