Purpose: JoCo Academy seeks to: (1) enhance citizen knowledge of county operations and services (2) encourage a unified community identity and, (3) increase participation in Johnson County boards, advisory councils, and commissions.
Description: Johnson County residents recognize it is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. JoCo Academy allows community-minded individuals to discover what makes our high quality of life possible through behind the scene tours, hands-on activities, and conversations with county elected officials and staff. Come visit with commissioners, explore the county budget, learn about civic engagement/volunteer opportunities, and tour various county facilities! Upon completion of at least 8 of the 10 sessions, participants will receive a certificate.
Spring JoCo Academy Dates: February 11, 2020 - April 21, 2020
The 2020 Spring session will meet from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. every Tuesday for 10 weeks through the dates listed above. The graduation ceremony will be held on April 21, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Spring JoCo Academy Application Deadline: Friday January 17, 2020
Who May Apply: Open to all Johnson County residents and employees.
How to Apply: The JoCo Academy online application remains available for completion on an on-going basis. Please click the APPLY for JoCo Academy link to complete the online application.
Selection: All applications submitted before the deadline will be considered during the selection process.
Application Status: Applicants will be notified only if they have been selected for the spring academy on January 22, 2020. Please feel free to contact the County Manager's Office at (913) 715-0729 to inquire about your application status and submit multiple applications if any information has changed.
Program Growth: At this time, the academy supports 40 participants in each class. We endeavor to serve each citizen who is interested in participating. We appreciate your patience as the program develops.
To view photos from past academies, click here.