Local government touches the lives of all residents.
From public safety, recreation programs and road maintenance to water service, senior programs, building codes and more, county government performs a vital role in the well-being of our community.
Now residents can get an in-depth look at how county government works through the Calvert County Government Citizens Academy. This free program features site visits and discussions with county staff that will give a unique insight into the daily work that goes into local government.
The nine-week academy includes weekly evening sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. It is open to county residents 18 years of age and older. Participants will be selected through an application process.
The 2019 Citizens Academy application process is closed.
2019 Calvert County Citizens Academy Schedule
County Overview 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Calvert Marine Museum
Survey the County Administrator’s Office and explore the duties of the Deputy County Administrator and the County Attorney. Learn about volunteer opportunities on local advisory boards and commissions.
Human Resources and Community Resources 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Calvert Pines Senior Center
Learn about recruitment, risk management, employee benefits and training and development. Get an overview of the Office on Aging, Public Transportation, Calvert County Family Network and Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse.
Finance and Budget and General Services 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Northeast Community Center
Learn about accounting practices, the county budget, the Capital Improvement Program and procurement. Review Buildings and Grounds, capital projects and the mosquito control program.
Communications and Media Relations and Technology Services 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Harriet E Brown Community Center
Review the county's integrated marketing and communications program, explore key areas of the Calvert County Government website and learn about technology supporting local government.
Planning and Zoning 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Kings Landing Park
Develop an understanding of zoning, permitting and citizen relations, the Board of Appeals, environmental programs, long-range planning, planning/development review and the Division of Inspections and Permits.
Public Safety 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Calvert County Courthouse
Learn about the False Alarm Reduction Unit, the Control Center (911), Emergency Management, Hazmat Response Team and the county’s volunteer fire-rescue-EMS service.
Public Works 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Calvert County Highway Maintenance Building
Explore Engineering, Project Management, Water and Sewer, Solid Waste and Recycling, Highway Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance.
Sheriff's Office and Detention Center 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Detention Center and Sheriff's Office
Learn about Sheriff’s Office operations and tour the Calvert County Detention Center.
Parks and Recreation and Economic Development 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park
Get an overview of county recreational sites, nature parks, sports programs, aquatics and more through Parks and Recreation. With Economic Development, review county business development, business support services, agriculture and tourism.