Citizens' Academy

The 2020 Cumberland County Citizen’s Academy has been cancelled
until further notice.
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.

Citizens' Academy will be held on six Tuesdays, March 24 - May 5, from 6 - 9 p.m. at various County facilities. No class will be held Tuesday, April 14, due to Cumberland County Schools spring break. 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


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117 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-437-1921

Director: Sally Shutt

Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Kristin Bunton

Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Jared Thompson

Graphic Design Information Specialist I
Kim Brown

Graphic Design Information Specialist II
Claudia Sievers

Multimedia Specialist
Lou Cherry

Public Information Specialist
Jon Soles

Administrative Support
Cheribeth Thomas