The Town of Valdese would like to invite Valdese citizens to become part of the 2016 Valdese Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy will consist of seven sessions designed to expose citizens to the different aspects of local government that make up the Town of Valdese.
During these sessions, citizens will tour town facilities, hear presentations about how these facilities function, and l learn how they can participate on Valdese boards and committees.
The goal of the Valdese Citizens Academy is to increase communication and build a relationship of trust and understanding between Valdese officials, town employees and citizens.
The program will be held on Thursdays from 6-8pm beginning on Thursday March 24 at Valdese Town Hall. Sessions will be held for seven consecutive Thursdays and participants who attend at least six sessions will receive a graduation certificate at the final session.
There will be a maximum of twenty participants. Applicants must be at least sixteen years of age and a Valdese resident.