Salem County Holds Second “County Government Works, Government 101 Series” Slated to Begin May 4

Julie Acton, Freeholder Director announced “The Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders will again host the Salem County Government Awareness program “County Government Works, Government 101” as part of an initiative to raise awareness and understanding of how county government works.”

Participants will learn more about the operations and services provided by 20 of our county departments. They will get a first-hand look at the inner workings of Salem County Government. The program is open to any Salem County resident, 18 years or older, who is interested in understanding the operations of the county departments. This nine-week free program will be held every Wednesday morning from 9:30 am – Noon, beginning May 4 through June 29. The location sites are handicapped accessible and will vary according to the departments presenting. The county government awareness program will be offered to the first 20 participants who register. Tours will be conducted of selected facilities. Participants will graduate from the Government 101 class at the completion of the nine sessions.

“We received very positive feedback from our first class of graduates who encouraged us to continue to host the county government awareness program. The program is specifically designed to help inform our residents about the services that county government provides, as well as, insight into the daily procedures that are needed to provide those services,” stated Dale Cross, Deputy Freeholder Director.

Acton added, “We hope that every graduate of the program will walk away from this opportunity with a better understanding of county operations and share the information they learned with other residents.”

Applicants must pre-register to attend and reside in Salem County. Please note there will be some walking and standing involved in this program.

You may register for the Salem County Government Awareness Program, “Government 101,” by calling 935-7510, Ext. 8203 or by email Brenda.Banks@salemcountynj.gov and provide your name, address, phone number and email address. Registrations are being accepted until April 29, 2016. Space is limited.

For more information, see our earlier post at this link.

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