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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. Residents 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, 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 2017 Class Schedule

The 2017 Citizens’ Academy will run March 7 – April 11 for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. at various county government locations. The session schedules will be posted at a later date.

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