Citizens' Academy

The Cumberland County Citizens’ Academy is an annual program that helps participants gain a better understanding of what county government does and how the various departments play a vital role in the community.

Class size is limited, and academy slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants are asked to commit to attending all six classes.


The Citizens’ Academy is part of the County’s strategic goal to educate, inform and engage employees, citizens, elected and appointed officials through effective and efficient communications.

Application, Qualification and Instructions

You must be a Cumberland County resident to apply.

Please complete the application and return to on Jon Soles, Public Information Specialist, P.O. Box 1829, Fayetteville, NC, 28302-1829; FAX to 910-678-7717; or email to jsoles@co.cumberland.nc.us.

Citizens’ Academy 2018 Class Schedule

The 2018 Citizens’ Academy schedule will be announced at a later date.

Contact Us

117 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-321-6579

Director: Sally Shutt
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
910-321-7108

Public Information Specialist
910-321-6579

Graphic Design Information Specialist
910-321-7199