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Pinellas County residents can experience a behind-the-scenes look at how their county government provides first-class services in this year’s Pinellas Citizen University.
Participants will get an inside look at various Pinellas County operations each week and talk to the experts as they explore a wide range of county functions. Classes generally meet Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Applications are available online at www.pinellascounty.org/citizenu or by calling (727) 464-4600. The deadline to apply for this year’s session is Thursday, Feb. 28. Tuition is $35, which includes snacks, all course materials, graduation ceremony, class photo, and diploma.
During the six-week course, participants will learn about the five goals of the county’s Strategic Plan with a focus on how employees are setting the standard for public service and making Pinellas an even better place to call home. Throughout the course, participants will:
These are just a few of the exciting experiences planned for this year’s session of Pinellas Citizen University.
Upon completion, each graduate receives a diploma signed by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and a class picture to commemorate the event.
Registration for the limited-enrollment class is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited to residents who have not previously participated in PCU. Upon acceptance, a packet will be emailed to all participants with instructions, meeting places, a list of classes and other session information.