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Spring 2017 Citizens Academy graduates

Fall 2017 Citizens Academy is complete

Congratulations to the 25 below-listed individuals for completing Johnson County Government’s third Citizens Academy program. The Board of County Commissioners recognized and thanked the graduates during the May 4 Board of County Commissioners meeting.

  • Barbara Adamson
  • Tracey Anderson
  • Steve Aulgur
  • Alexandra Billinger
  • Steve Capell
  • Lee Duong
  • Nancy Ellis
  • Adalia Gall
  • Syed Hasan
  • Logan Heley
  • Marcia Higginson
  • Joyce Householder
  • Karen Johnson
  • Lynn Kring
  • Thomas Madigan
  • Lauren Parker
  • Janell Pollom
  • Caron Roberts
  • Joyce Savage
  • Ryan Showalter
  • Allison Staroski
  • Barbara Weiner
  • Blake Williams
  • Matt Woehrle
  • Brandon Woodard

The Citizens Academy participants met for three hours one evening per week for ten weeks this spring to learn about the roles, responsibilities and day-to-day operations of county government. During sessions, the group heard presentations from staff and took tours of various county departments and agencies, including Public Works, Human Services, Libraries, Developmental Supports, Park and Recreation, the Sheriff’s Office and others.

Quotes from spring 2017 session participants:

  • “The speakers were excellent. They presented the material very well and taught aspects of how it works at a high level; made it easy to understand and makes me want to learn more.”
  • “I loved the enthusiasm of the Human Services Team and how they were very passionate about their job and helping others in need!”
  • “This series has made me realize how truly fortunate I am to live in Johnson County. I've always thought this was a great community, but didn't understand what a professional, progressive county we lived in.”

Interested in participating in a future session? The application deadline for the fall session is Aug. 1. More information and an application form can be found on jocogov.org.