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Academy provides in-depth view of County government

RELEASE DATE: March 8, 2006

TAVARES — Lake County citizens are invited to sign up for the spring edition of the Lake County Citizens’ Academy.

This session of the Citizens’ Academy is scheduled for April 6 to May 25 and is offered at no cost to residents. Classes are held each Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at various County Government facilities. The classes provide citizens with information and materials explaining how the various departments within Lake County Government work to serve the community.

Citizens’ Academy allows citizens to learn and ask questions about aspects of government operations in an informal setting. Each week, a different branch of County Government is featured. For example, a popular class is during the second week of the academy when the four divisions of the Department of Public Safety (Fire Rescue, Emergency Management, Animal Services and Communications Systems) convene at the Lake County Animal Shelter.

The facilitator of the academy is Nadine Ohlinger, Training and Wellness Specialist for the Office of Employee Services. Besides learning more about Lake County Government, other benefits of the program are free refreshments, an official class shirt and a certified academy diploma.

For more information and to register for the free course, call Nadine Ohlinger at 343-9769 or register online at www.lakegovernment.com, keyword: academy. The academy is limited to 24 citizens.

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