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Citizens' Academy


The Cumberland County Citizens' Academy helps participants gain a better understanding of what county government does and how the various departments play a vital role in the community.

Participants must be residents of Cumberland County. Class size is limited, and academy slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Citizens are encouraged to apply promptly. 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, Qualifications, 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.

For more information, please call (910) 321-6579 or email jsoles@co.cumberland.nc.us.

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

The Spring 2016 Citizens' Academy will run March 22 - April 26 for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. at various county government locations.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2016 session.

  Date Time Location Activity
Session 1 March 22 6-9 p.m. Courthouse
Room 118
117 Dick St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

County Government Overview:

  • Board of Commissioners
  • County Management
  • Budget
  • Board of Elections
  • Register of Deeds
Session 2 March 29 6-9 p.m. Historic Courthouse
130 Gillespie St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Solid Waste, Planning & Inspections, Finance, Tax and Public Information:

  • Solid Waste Management
  • Planning & Inspections
  • Finance
  • Tax Administration
  • Public Information Office
Session 3 April 5 6-9 p.m. Sheriff’s Training Center
4710 Corporation Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28306

Public Safety:

  • Animal Control
  • Pre-trial Services
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Emergency Services
Session 4 April 12 6-9 p.m. DSS Conference Room C
1225 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Human Services, Child Support, Health, Veterans Services and Community Development:

  • Department of Social Services
  • Child Support
  • Public Health
  • Veterans Services
  • Community Development
Session 5 April 19 6-9 p.m. Crown/Cooperative Extension
301 E. Mountain Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306

Crown/Agricultural Centers, Parks and Recreation, Engineering and Infrastructure :

  • Crown Center
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Engineering & Infrastructure
Session 6 April 26 6-9 p.m. Pate Room
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Library, Workforce Development, Information Services and Graduation:

  • Library
  • Workforce Development
  • Information Services – Focus Group
  • Graduation
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Fayetteville, NC 28301